Texas Teen Drowns While Swimming In A Northwest Iowa Lake

Mon 6-7-2021

(Lake View)-- A Texas teen drowned over the weekend while swimming in a northwest Iowa lake.

Authorities say 18-year-old Brian Valencia of Willis, Texas had been swimming in a roped-off area of Black Hawk Lake in Lakeview when he started to struggle. He went underwater but didn't resurface. 

Lakeview Fire and Rescue personnel searched the water and found Valencia's body. He was taken to a Sac City hospital where Valencia was pronounced dead.

Authorities were called to the scene around 6:15 pm Sunday.