Two kids reported missing in river

Rescue personnel are searching the Des Moines River near the Kenyon Road Bridge after it was reported witnesses saw someone go into the water shortly after 7 p.m.

Two witnesses said they saw two kids playing by the parking lot on the east side of the Des Moines River by the bridge. One of the kids was seen going into the water and then the second kid went into the water.

“A rescue operation is in place until we verify they’re not missing,” said Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody. “We’re going to go until we can’t go anymore.”

The Fort Dodge Fire Department has deployed a search boat, and a second boat has been brought in by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.