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1 student dead, 1 missing after Iowa State rowing team capsizes on lake

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HAMILTON COUNTY, Iowa (WHO-TV) — A dive team recovered the body of an Iowa State student and are still searching for a missing student after members of the rowing club were involved in a boating accident in Hamilton County Sunday morning.

Members of the Iowa State Crew Club were practicing at Little Wall Lake when their boat capsized, according to Iowa State University. Three of the five students involved were rescued from the water and treated at Mary Greeley Medical Center. A dive team recovered the body of one student and are still searching for a missing student, the university said.

President Wendy Wintersteen released the following statement:

“The Iowa State community is heartbroken to learn of this tragic accident at Little Wall Lake. At this time, we are focused on providing support to club members, their families and friends. We ask that everyone keep them in their thoughts during this very difficult time.

“On behalf of the university community, I want to thank the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Story County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, Department of Natural Resources, Iowa State University Police Department, Jewel Fire and Rescue, Gilbert Fire, Mary Greeley Medical Center and community members for their response and continued search efforts.”

President Wendy Wintersteen

The Iowa State Crew Club is recognized as a student organization. An Iowa State spokesperson said the university is working with investigators and will provide more information when it is available.

The names of the students involved in the accident are not being released at this time.

Little Wall Lake is located 1.5 miles south of Jewell.

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