13 Year-Old Drowning Victim Identified

June 08, 2020 2:50pm

Red Cross

A 13-year-old boy drowned Saturday afternoon near Le Mars at a private pond while attending a birthday party.

The boy was reported as missing, and rescuers used a boat from the Iowa DNR equipped with a sonar system to help locate the boy at the Kellen Ponderosa. He was found about two hours after he was first reported missing in about 15 feet deep of water.

The child was transported to the Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars, where medical personnel declared the boy deceased. 

Officials have identified the drowning victim as 13-year-old Reid M. Swaggerty-Morgan of Sioux City.