Iowa authorities began searching for Tom Gibson, Watson, Missouri, Monday, August 26, when he was reported missing by family members. His vehicle was discovered on the boat ramp at the Goldenrod Boat Access near Hamburg, Iowa. His unoccupied boat was a short distance away.

A large search party was formed Wednesday, August 28, and Gibson’s body was discovered around 9:15 a.m.  near the Goldenrod Boat Access.

Multiple law enforcement agencies, fire departments, dive teams, residents and volunteers aided in the search.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 2.