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Intoxicated Man Arrested After Floating In Flooded River

On June 2, 2011 the Sioux City Police Department was called to assist the Coast Guard with an individual floating on a “raft” on the Missouri River. Robert Shreeves, 40 of Sioux City, was floating on an inflatable pool down the river. He was assisted to the public boat ramp by the Coast Guard.

SCPD officers on scene found that Shreeves was intoxicated and had cans of beer in his make-shift raft. Shreeves reported that he had lost his raft upstream and decided to use the pool instead. He was arrested for public intoxication and refused chemical testing to determine his blood alcohol content.

The SCPD wants to warn people against boating on the river or entering flood waters.

Officer Jeremy McClure said that “with the high water levels, currents have become stronger and more unpredictable. It is extremely hazardous to be on or in the river at this time.”

People wading in the flood waters risk exposure to chemicals, disease, trash, and unseen hazards below the surface of the water.

The Centers for Disease Control has published precautions to use when dealing with flood damage and dangerous flooded areas pose at the following link. http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/cleanupwater.asp

 

 

Sioux City Police Department

601 Douglas St.
Sioux City, IA 51101

phone: 712-279-6440
fax: 712-279-6148

csheehan@sioux-city.org

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National Training Center

6602 Allison Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51111

Contact
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Phone: 712.293.4506
Fax: 712.293.4509

Victim Advocacy Program or 
Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator
at 712-279-6398 or 
the Council's web site.

PROJECT LIFESAVER - IOWA

Project Lifesaver is a project
that provides a tracking system
to locate individuals who have
the tendency to wander and become lost.

Project Lifesaver International

or contact Rita Donnelly 712-279-6424
rdonnelly@sioux-city.org