October 24, 2014

Rural Kingsley man dies in farm accident

A rural Kingsley man died last night in a farm accident in northwest Iowa. At about 10:20 P.M., emergency services responded to a call at the 2800 block of Tamarack Avenue when apparently a tractor was fully submerged in a river.

The Plymouth County Dive Team, as part of the Plymouth County sheriff’s department was activated and found a male victim pinned under the tractor in the water. The victim, who has not been identified pending family notification, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Iowa State Patrol is investigating the accident. Rescue units were on the scene for nearly four hours.

By Dennis Morrice, KLEM, Le Mars