- Associated Press - Monday, November 28, 2016

GALT, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a 55-year-old man has died after being pulled from a northern Iowa lake.

Wright County officers sent to Big Wall Lake on Thursday afternoon to check a report about someone in distress found the man face down in about 2½ feet of water around 200 yards from shore. He was treated at the scene, but authorities say he succumbed later at a hospital. Authorities think he died from exposure and hypothermia.

The Iowa Natural Resources Department identified him as Kevin Simons, who lived in Fort Dodge.

The department’s Ken Lonneman said Monday that officials don’t know what Simons was doing in the lake. Lonneman says Simons didn’t have any hunting gear with him.

The lake sits about four miles southwest of Galt in Wright County.


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