DROWNING VICTIM IN CLARINDA IDENTIFIED
(CLARINDA) The 11-year-old male who drowned Tuesday night in the Nodaway River at Clarinda has been identified as Deontae Haynes of Chicago.
The incident occurred shortly before 9 p.m. on Tuesday when five young people between the ages of 9 and 20 were swimming below a dam on the Nodaway River. Haynes was reportedly wading in the water when he stepped into water over his head and was pulled toward the dam by the undertow. 16-year-old Tamra Haley of Clarinda attempted to save him, but ingested water and had to be rescued by others at the scene. Haley was hospitalized at Children’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Haynes was recovered in approximately 27-feet of water by divers and transported to the hospital in Clarinda where he was pronounced dead.
Conservation officers with the Iowa DNR, the Page County Sheriff’s Department, the Clarinda Police Department, the Clarinda Fire and Rescue, and several southwest Iowa dive teams all assisted at the scene.