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DNR still seeking public’s assistance in tubing incident

LINN COUNTY, Iowa – The DNR Law Enforcement Bureau continues to seek the public’s assistance with any tips or information related to a tubing incident on Cedar River at Mohawk Park on August 15, 2021.

The incident happened around 2:00pm, when a personal watercraft operated by Richard Burns, 38, of Cedar Rapids, was towing an inflatable tube with a passenger, Isaac Blazek, 41, of Cedar Rapids, when the tube hit a pontoon parked on shore. Blazek suffered serious injuries but continues to be in stable condition at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

The investigation into this incident continues. Anyone with any information related to this incident is urged to call DNR Conservation Officer Travis Graves at (319) 350-2863.