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Man stricken at Clear Lake pronounced dead at hospital

August 5, 2019

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man who might have suffered a medical problem while tubing at Clear Lake was pronounced dead at a Mason City hospital in northern Iowa.

The Iowa Natural Resources Department says 28-year-old Daniel Linderman fell off a tube into the water Saturday afternoon. The department says he appeared to suffer the medical problem while swimming back to the boat that had been pulling the tube. He went face down in the water for a time, although he was wearing a life jacket. Another person on the boat tried to keep Linderman’s head above the water.

The department says two department water patrol officers and a conservation officer took Linderman to shore and performed CPR, and he was taken to the hospital.

An autopsy has been ordered.

Linderman lived in Waukee.

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