Waukee man perishes after Boating Incident at Clear Lake

Mon 8-5-2019 Clear Lake, IA

(Clear Lake)-Authorities say a man who may have suffered a medical problem while tubing at Clear Lake was pronounced dead at a Mason City hospital in northern Iowa.

The Iowa Natural Resources Department says 28-year-old Daniel Linderman of Waukee fell off a tube into the water Saturday afternoon at about 2:30.  The department says he appeared to suffer the medical problem while swimming back to the boat that had been pulling the tube. He went face down in the water for a time, although he was wearing a life jacket. Another person on the boat tried to keep Linderman’s head above the water.

A DNR Officer was nearby and immediately rushed to the scene and, along with the other person were able to get Linderman’s body into a DNR boat.

He was then transported to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City, where he was pronounced dead. 

An autopsy will be performed on Linderman at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny to determine the exact cause of death.

The Clear Lake Fire Department, Ventura Fire Department and Mason City Fire and Rescue assisted the Iowa DNR with this incident. The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa DNR.