City officials released more details on the drowning of a two-year-old boy Sunday at the Cedar River Complex in Osage. Two year old Ryan Detmering was with his family at the C-R-C on Sunday for a family reunion. His family resides in the Fort Dodge area. Osage Mayor Steve Cooper said today there were two certified lifeguards on duty at the time.
Cooper says there was also a trained volunteer known as a “guard start” at the pool. The volunteer guard notified the certified lifeguards that the child was in danger, and the guards immediately started C-P-R after learning of the problem. Cooper says it has been a tough thing for everyone.
“Clearly the entire C-R-C staff and board are heartbroken over this child’s death, and we’re sorry for the family’s loss,” Cooper says, ” I want you to know a lot of people are hurting over what happened yesterday.”
A crisis meeting for the community will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the C-R-C auditorium. The complex remains closed until the investigation is complete.
By Chris Berg, KCHA, Charles City