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Body of teen recovered at Lake Manawa

Posted at 2:01 PM, May 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 15:43:00-04

Authorities have recovered the body of a 15-year-old boy from Omaha in Lake Manawa around 3:15 p.m. on Memorial Day.

Council Bluffs Assistant Fire Chief Derrick Williams confirms the body was recovered by divers near the beach.

According to bystanders, the boy's name was Edgar and he was on a floating device with with his younger brother when he went under water and never came up around 1 p.m.

A witness at the lake says everyone was asked to leave the beach around 2 p.m. Authorities have since closed the beach to the public.

The body was recovered in the water, where it was about 5 feet deep, and taken to a Council Bluffs hospital. Williams said there were DNR boats already in the water for the busy holiday and three life guards were on duty, but too much time had lapsed before the discovery.

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