Waukee man’s death on Clear Lake under investigation

A Waukee, Iowa man was pronounced dead Saturday after experiencing a medical emergency while boating on Clear Lake.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reports that at about 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 3, 28-year-old Daniel Linderman was tubing behind a boat being operated by Timothy Heitland, of Buffalo Center, when he fell off the tube into the water.

According to witnesses, Linderman was swimming back to the boat when he went face down in the water for a short period of time.  Linderman was wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident.

A DNR Water Patrol Officer was nearby and immediately rushed to the scene while one person from Heitland’s boat tried to hold Linderman above water.  The water patrol officer and the other person were able to get Linderman’s body into a DNR boat.

Another DNR Water Patrol Officer and a DNR Conservation Officer arrived on scene and took Linderman to shore and performed CPR.  He was then transported to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City, where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy was scheduled to be performed on Linderman at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny to determine the exact cause of death.  DNR officials said Tuesday afternoon there is no new information about the incident.  It remains under investigation.

The Clear Lake, Ventura and Mason City fire departments assisted the DNR.

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