Police release photo of possible missing teen

A photo of a boy who may have gone missing in the Des Moines River has been released by Fort Dodge police in an attempt to identify him.

The photo, taken by a witness, shows someone standing in the Des Moines River floodwaters on the north side of the Kenyon Road Bridge and the west side of the river, according to Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody.

This is at, or near, Riverside Park, he said.

“Although the photo is blurry, it appears clear that there is a subject wearing an orange shirt with dark-colored bag/tackle box over his shoulder and a fishing pole in his hands,” Carmody said in a press release. ” To his right, out of the photo is another boy wearing a red shirt sitting on a park bench.”

The person who took the photo described the person as a white male wearing an orange shirt, between 13 to 15 years old, between 5’6″ and 5’8″ and about 150 lbs.

Carmody said the witness described the boy as having a heavy build.

The second boy is wearing a red shirt and is described as being between 12 to 14 years old, between 5’4″ and 5’6″ with a “skinny” build. He was also holding some type of fishing net, Carmody said.

The boys pictured match the description of the people two witnesses reported had gone under the water near the Kenyon Road Bridge Thursday evening.