The body of a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, teenager has been found today, authorities said, after he and a friend were swept away by rushing currents caused by a storm that flooded neighborhoods across the Midwest.
Logan Blake, 17, had been playing Frisbee Monday with friends when he was sucked away into a drain pipe. Blake’s friend David Bliss had tried to rescue him from a storm drain but because of the size of the pipe and amount of water, both were sucked right into the tunnels of raging water.
Bliss, 17, was carried for a mile and a half, but ended up in Cedar Lake with only minor injuries.
Earlier today, firefighters pulled back manhole covers and went underground in search of Blake. His body was found more than a mile away in the lake.
Jim Coyle, Blake’s pastor, told The Associated Press that the family was grateful to the volunteers who’d come out to help find the teen.
“I can guarantee you everything we have done here, with the police, fire department and all the volunteers on behalf of this family, was to see Logan. Unfortunately it was not a good result,” he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.