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Missing Akron man located in corn field

On July 24, 2016 at approximately 10:15 a.m., the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office received a phone call from an individual who reported that his elderly father was missing.  The missing subject was identified as Stewart Harris, age 82, of Akron, Iowa.  The caller reported that Mr. Harris left his residence of 10785 Diamond Avenue on a 4-wheeler the previous evening around 9:30 p.m. to shut off an irrigation system in a field north of the C12 and Highway 12 intersection and had not been heard from since.  Family members searched the immediate area and found his 4-wheeler abandoned in a corn field near the irrigation system.  Upon arrival, emergency workers along with many volunteers began searching corn fields in the area.  A short time before 3:00 p.m., rescuers located Mr. Harris in a large corn field northwest of the C12 and Highway 12 intersection.  Harris was found alive and in fair condition.  He was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City for further evaluation.

After initially responding to the scene, the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office and the Akron Fire Department were assisted by Akron Ambulance, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa DNR, Sioux County Sheriff's Office, Mercy Air Care, Hawarden Fire, Ireton Fire, Alcester Fire, Le Mars Fire, Hudson Fire and many area volunteers.

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