One Person In Critical Condition After Boating Accident

Emergency personnel transported one victim to Mahaska Health Partnership after the boat he was in capsized Sunday evening.

Emergency personnel transported one victim to Mahaska Health Partnership after the boat he was in capsized Sunday evening.

***Update***

A Monday morning press release from the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office states that 46-year-old Martin Almond of Oskaloosa had died from drowning.

Eddyville, Iowa – Emergency personnel were dispatched to an address in the 3000 block of James Trail just before 7 pm on Sunday evening.

The initial call said that a boat had capsized on the Des Moines River and that one person was unconscious and another individual was missing.

Mahaska Health Partnership Emergency Services was joined by the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and the Oskaloosa Fire Department at the James Trail location.

Mahaska County Sheriff Russ Van Renterghem said that a group of eight individuals left Eveland Access, with six of those individuals in tubes, while the other two took the boat, drifting with the tubes, with the intention of bringing everyone back when they finished floating.

Just before 7 pm, the group decided they had enough, and started to enter the boat. Van Renterghem said it appears there were too many occupants for the boat and it capsized.

One male was in critical condition at the river and was transported to Mahaska Health Partnership.

An adult female that couldn’t swim clung to the overturned boat and was picked up by Eddyville Fire Department near Hardfish.

No names have been released at this time by law enforcement.

Those assisting included the Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Mahaska County Dispatch Center, and Mahaska County Emergency Management.

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