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Authorities Conducting Organized Search for Missing Decorah Boy

Northeast Iowa authorities Monday (08.23) evening have been conducting a coordinated search for a Decorah boy missing since mid-morning.

Here is the latest Facebook post from the Decorah Police Department (6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23):

Decorah Police Department has developed a team-based search process. Teams of volunteers are paired with a trained law enforcement, fire department or EMS professional to search for Brandon Quam.
Search efforts are being conducted on foot, horseback, drone and UTVs. Canine units are on site.
All volunteers must register at the Decorah Fire Department garage before beginning search.
Tipline: 563-277-5124.
Search will stop at 8:00 pm (2000 hours). Search will reconvene, as needed, Tuesday morning, 8/24. Details to be announced.
Agencies involved: Decorah Police Department, Winneshiek County Emergency Management, Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Task Force One, EMS, RSVP, Winneshiek County 911 Communications Center, County Public Information Officers, Winneshiek County Public Health, Decorah, Calmar, Ossian, Calmar, Castalia, Frankville, Ridgeway, Fort Atkinson regional fire volunteers, regional Emergency Management professionals.
This is family pic of Brandon prior to going to school Monday morning
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Mark Pitz

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