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UPDATE: Body of missing boater Emma Olsen found Thursday by Iowa DNR

Missing Woman Emma Olsen of Omaha
Posted at 6:08 PM, May 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-02 14:10:28-04

MODALE, Iowa (KMTV) — UPDATE: Thursday, 1:15 p.m.

The Harrison County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has recovered the body of 20-year-old Emma Sue Olsen, who went missing after a boating accident on the Missouri River Sunday.

According to a press release, Olsen's body was found south of the location where the initial incident with the boat occurred. The boat was recovered Tuesday after the search for Olsen resumed after it had been suspended due to hazardous weather on Monday evening.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, said the Harrison County Sheriff's Office. Up until this point, a wide range of first responders from various local, state and federal agencies aided in the search, which was undertaken by dive teams, on land and in the water with fire and rescue and law enforcement and by air with helicopters.

UPDATE: Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

The Harrison County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a woman still missing after a boat capsized on the Missouri River over the holiday weekend.

A public information officer said that Emma Olsen is a 20-year-old woman. Olsen is from Omaha and according to her social media, appears to be a graduate of Burke High School.

The boat was recovered Tuesday, but the search for Olsen is still underway.

UPDATE: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.

The Harrison County Sheriff's Office said that a boat has been recovered, but the search for the missing 20-year-old woman continues on the Missouri River.

UPDATE: Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.

The Harrison County Sheriff's Office said that the water search on the Missouri River for the missing woman has resumed. It was suspended Monday night due to hazardous weather conditions.

3 News Now will provide an update when more information becomes available.



On Monday, the Harrison County Sheriff's Office suspended a search for a woman who went missing after a boat sank on the Missouri River Sunday night.

A 20-year-old woman, who was not identified by name, is still missing. The woman went missing after a boat took on water, eventually sinking, near mile marker 656 of the Missouri River. Harrison County dispatch received the call just minutes before midnight on Sunday, prompting a large response from local, state and federal emergency agencies.

First responders observed a boat that was rescuing others from the water and interviewed other individuals who notified authorities that the woman was still missing. Search efforts continued through the day Monday until being called off due to "hazardous weather condition," and the Harrison County Sheriff's Office said in a press release that the "operations will resume once conditions no longer threaten recovery efforts."

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources can be contacted by calling 515-725-8200 and the Harrison County Sheriff's Office is at 712-644-2244.

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