Teen dies after fall into eastern Iowa pond

ATKINS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has died after falling into a pond in eastern Iowa.

KWWL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/15K0bOW ) the boy died Thursday morning at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Benton County Sheriff Randy Forsyth says emergency crews were called Wednesday evening to a pond in Atkins, where friends had been boating when the teen fell into the water.

Rescue crews found the boy in the water and took him by ambulance to a Cedar Rapids hospital, where he died Thursday.

The sheriff’s office didn’t release the boy’s name until his relatives could be notified.

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Information from: KWWL-TV, http://www.kwwl.com

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