BLACK HAWK COUNTY, IA. (THECOUNT) — Michael Jensen, the Iowa man reported missing on Monday, has been found alive in Black Hawk County on Friday.

Jensen, 45, who suffers from a brain tumor, was found alive in a water-filled ditch near Waterloo on Friday.


According to reports, Jenson was found partially submerged in water in a ditch in an open lot at the corner of Hammond Ave and E San Marnan Dr in Waterloo.

Larry Lehman, a workman with BDC Group in Marion, discovered Jensen.

First responders said the water likely kept Jensen alive. He was able to open his eyes when rescuers arrived.

The ditch where he was found is less than a mile from the care facility.


Geo quick facts: Black Hawk County is a county in the northeastern part of U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 131,090, making it Iowa’s fourth-most populous county. The county seat is Waterloo. Black Hawk County is part of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.