For the second time in six months, someone has drowned at Prairie Rose State Park near Harlan, this time a youth from Minnesota.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says a 17-year-old boy was swimming with two cousins at the beach at Prairie Rose when he went under. The other boys made it out safely, but the 17-year-old drowned.
Divers from several agencies in western Iowa searched the lake for more than an hour before the boy’s body was recovered. The boy went under a little after 1 P.M. — the body was found about two hours later. The first drowning this year at Prairie Rose happened February 21st, when a 69-year-old Council Bluffs man drowned after falling through the ice while ice fishing.