There was a near-drowning last night in north-central Iowa. A swimmer at Lower Pine Lake in Hardin County was life flighted to University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City from Grundy Memorial Hospital yesterday evening.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported that two friends pulled the 25 year old Eldora man from the water and started chest compressions to revive him Sunday afternoon, aided by the state park ranger. The friends said they had been drinking on the beach and decided to go swimming.
They swam out to the buoys and dove under them, then noticed that one of their group members had not surfaced. The man was under water for an estimated 15 minutes. The name of the individual has not been released.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City