Second ISU Crew Club Member Recovered from Little Wall Lake

Mar 29, 2021

Little Wall Lake, courtesy of The Weather Channel

Hamilton County authorities have found the body of a second Iowa State Crew Club member who went missing during an accident at Little Wall Lake yesterday morning.  Hamilton County Sheriff Douglas Timmons confirmed during a news conference Monday morning. According to a university news release, five members of the Iowa State Crew Club were practicing at Little Wall Lake on Sunday morning when their boat capsized. Three of the students were rescued from the water, treated, and released from Mary Greeley Medical Center, officials said. The body of another student was recovered by a dive team Sunday.

Little Wall Lake is about 15 miles north of Ames. University President Wendy Wintersteen said in a written release that the accident left the Iowa State community heartbroken. As of Sunday evening, Woodbury County's total number of positive COVID-19 tests was 15,688, according to Iowa Department of Public Health data. Siouxland District Health Department reported 26 new cases of the virus in Woodbury County on Sunday and a 14-day COVID-19 positivity rate of 6.6%.  The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls is warning that strong winds will contribute to dangerous fire conditions Monday afternoon and evening in much of Northwest Iowa, Northeast Nebraska, and Southeast South Dakota. Both a wind advisory and a red flag warning will be in effect from noon to 9 p.m. today. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are occurring. In Iowa, Woodbury, and Plymouth, Dakota and Dixon counties in Nebraska, and Union County in South Dakota are all in the warning area.