City of Bettendorf, Iowa

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Water Rescue

DATE OF INCIDENT:        November 21, 2019

TYPE OF INCIDENT:        Water Rescue

LOCATION:                      Mississippi River 12th Street Dock Area

TIME DISPTACHED:         11:32 Hours

CAUSE:                            Strong Winds and High Waves

DAMAGE ESTIMATE:       Unknown


Bettendorf Fire would like to acknowledge the great work done today by Lunda Construction crews.

At 11:32, Bettendorf Fire responded to a water rescue call for a capsized boat. Upon arrival, the crew of an unknown tugboat and several Lunda Construction crewmembers had pulled four men from the Mississippi River. Lunda Construction crewmembers on four different boats/tugs also assisted in recovering the four men’s equipment and the capsized boat.

Strong winds and high waves caused the boat to capsize in the main channel.

Rock Island Arsenal and Moline Fire Departments were on standby.

There were no injuries.