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CLARINDA, Iowa (CBS) – An 11-year-old boy has drowned in Iowa while swimming with a group of people near a dam along the Nodaway River.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said that Deontae Haynes was swimming with four other youths between the ages of 9 and 20 when he was swept toward the dam by the undertow.
Another youth — Tamra Haley, 16, of Clarinda, Iowa — tried to save Haynes but sucked in water while trying to do so and needed to be rescued by others at the scene. She was taken to a local hospital before she was transferred to a children’s hospital in Nebraska hospital for treatment.
Haynes was recovered in 27 feet of water and he was taken to a hospital in Clarinda, where he was pronounced dead.
Rescue crews from several state and local agencies assisted in the attempts to rescue Haynes.