An apparent search is underway for a missing person in Chickasaw County.

Several emergency vehicles responded to an incident at Chickasaw Park near Ionia around 3:15 PM on Saturday (May 26, 2018). Crews from Nashua, Ionia, sheriff's deputies and the Iowa State Patrol had all converged near the quarry on the east side of the park.

Authorities were stopping all vehicles and identifying people leaving and entering the park. One law enforcement official said they were searching for a missing person. Another indicated that someone may have drowned in the park's quarry.

A vehicle pulling a boat was seen entering the east side of the park.

Nearly two years ago to the day, an 18-year-old apparently drowned at Chickasaw Park. Christopher Balvanz disappeared while swimming with friends on May 25, 2016. Authorities found his body in the quarry the next afternoon.

Photo By: Elwin Huffman - Townsquare Media
Photo By: Elwin Huffman - Townsquare Media

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