Near Portage Des SiouxA man is dead after diving into shallow water in the Mississippi River.  Officials say 60-year-old Michael Dallwitz was boating with a group of friends yesterday near Portage des Sioux when they decided to pull onto a sandbar and swim.  They pulled the boat onto a sandbar, where Dallwitz dove into the water, described as less than two-feet deep.  

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports his friends pulled him from the water and took him by boat to Hideaway Harbor near Portage where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is pending.  The area of the accident was across the river from Raging Rivers Water Park. 

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