Drowning Victim ID’d
July 21st, 2011 by Doug Evans
Authorities have identified the young boy who was killed in a drowning incident in the Nodaway River near Clarinda.
He was identified as 11-year-old Deontae Haynes of Chicago.
Haynes and small group of other youths had been swimming in the Nodaway River near a Dam in Clarinda. Police say Haynes was wading when he stepped into water over his head and was pulled toward the dam.
16-year-old Tamra Haley of Clarinda attempted to save Haynes but had to be rescued herself the scene.
Haynes was recovered in approximately 27-feet of water by divers and transported to the hospital in Clarinda where he was pronounced dead.
Haley was hospitalized at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha.
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 scene.