Update: Confirmed drowning at Big Blue

KIMT News 3

MASON CITY, Iowa – Authorities on the scene at Big Blue have confirmed that a drowning took place this evening.


The Mason City Police Department received a 911 call from citizens saying and adult male had possibly drowned at Ray Rorick Park (Big Blue).

The caller said several citizens had pulled a male from the water and started to perform C.P.R.

Paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after.

The adult male was identified as John Ernest Beery, age 79 of Mason City, he was transported to Mercy Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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