Man pulled from Wright County lake dies


WRIGHT COUNTY, Iowa – A Fort Dodge man has died from apparent exposure and hypothermia.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 55-year-old Kevin Simons was pulled from Big Wall Lake in Wright County on Thanksgiving Day.  A call of a man in distress came in around 4:30 pm and Simmons was found face down in about 2 ½ feet of water, roughly 200 yards from shore.

Simons was treated at the scene but later passed away at a hospital.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office and the Wright County Conservation Board responded to this incident.

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