Neola man dies from injuries suffered during a fall


January 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office reports a Neola man has died from injuries he suffered during a fall Sunday. Sheriff Jeff Danker says deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 30,000 block of 2nd Street in Neola at around 3-a.m. Sunday, to assist Neola Fire and Rescue personnel with a man who had reportedly fallen from an exterior door. According to witnesses, 26-year old Mathew R. McDonald, of rural Neola, fell nearly 11-feet from the main level of the residence, to the ground. A deck which had been on the exterior side of the door had been removed and was not replaced by the time the incident occurred.

McDonald suffered severe head trauma as a result of the fall. He was transported to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, where he later died. The incident remains under investigation.