A fisherman’s death in north-central Iowa is under investigation. Hardin County authorities said a 55-year-old man drowned in a farm pond near Eldora. The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office identified the name of the victim as William Dale Eldridge. Authorities said Eldridge was fishing in a pond at around 11:30 Saturday morning when the boat tipped over.
A Story County dive team recovered Eldridge’s body. The Hardin County Law Enforcement Center said an autopsy will be conducted in Mason City.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City