Cedar River Claims Dike Man
68-Year Old was in Mt. Vernon
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A Dike man drowned Friday afternoon after falling in the Cedar River in Mt. Vernon. It happened in the 900 block of Ivanhoe Circle. 68-year old Jeffery Fordyce was pulled from the water and given CPR, but to no avail.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and the incident remains under investigation by the Linn County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Sheriff’s Department.

Mt. Vernon and Lisbon emergency personnel also responded to the scene.

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