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Remembering Logan

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - It was a scene residents didn't expect.

"We drove by, just to check it out...it did not look good," says resident Rachel Bosworth. "There were police cars, firefighters there, which was kinda scary to see."

And it was an outcome no one wanted.

"Everything we have done here, on behalf of this family...was to see Logan," says Cedar Rapids Police Department Chaplain Jim Coyle. "Unfortunately it wasn't a good result today."

Just like that, the search for 17 year old Logan Blake came to an unfortunate end. He was playing Frisbee with his friends near Arthur Elementary around 7:20 on Monday, when a storm drain sucked him in.

Police and fire spent a good portion of the night and the early morning searching for him.

His body was recovered just before 4pm in Cedar Lake.

"He was found about 75 yards from shore, 30 yards from an island in about 3 feet of water," says CRPD Public Safety Spokesman Greg Buelow. 

Logan is being remembered as a kid everyone liked. A Washington High Senior, he's being described as strong, athletic, and a fan of Parkour.

"A very nice young man, very well respected around the Washington Community," says Mike Johnson, Washington High Assistant Principal. "Talked to staff about Logan, they were very affected by his loss."

Johnson says the loss will have an impact on his fellow classmates.

"Logan's not there in a spot he would've been. Our counselors will be there to talk to students and families about the things they're going through."

As for Logan's family, struck by grief and loss...

"The best thing the community can do right now is pray for this family...and honor this family," Chaplain Coyle says.

The state medical examiner is looking to the exact cause of Blake's death. Counselors will be available for Washington High staff and students at 8am Wednesday morning at the school.
 
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