Iowa State rowing team boat capsizes, leaving 1 dead, 1 missing
5 students were rowing on Sunday when the boat capsized, now 1 is dead and another is still missing, according to Iowa authorities
HAMILTON COUNTY, Iowa. (KLKN)- Sunday morning Iowa State University confirmed that five students were involved in a rowing accident. One was found dead and another one is still missing as of Monday morning.
The Iowa State Crew Club and dive team were both practicing at Little Wall Lake in Hamilton County when the crew boat capsized, ISU’s news release confirmed.
Out of the boat of five students, three were rescued and treated, and released from the hospital. The body of one student has been found but the search continues for the fifth person.
President Wendy Wintersteen released this statement:
“The Iowa State community is heartbroken to learn of this tragic accident at Little Wall Lake. At this time, we are focused on providing support to club members, their families and friends. We ask that everyone keep them in their thoughts during this very difficult time.
“On behalf of the university community, I want to thank the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Story County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, Department of Natural Resources, Iowa State University Police Department, Jewel Fire and Rescue, Gilbert Fire, Mary Greeley Medical Center and community members for their response and continued search efforts.”
In the release, the university said that they are working with authorities to provide as much information as is available, but none of the students’ names are being released yet and the investigation is ongoing on what caused the boat to capsize.
Right now: Law enforcement and Emergency Management are at Little Wall Lake 2 mi south of Jewell @JonDiazTV reports seeing several boats going back and forth, appearing to search the water. Story Co. dispatch confirms they’re assisting — still waiting on details from Hamilton Co. pic.twitter.com/v0f3QFE0Rz
— Eva Andersen – Local 5 News (@EvainIowa) March 28, 2021