On Sunday, around 3 PM Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and Mahaska Health Partnership were dispatched to a location just east of Pella (2292 Adams Avenue) in reference to a drowning victim of a 1 year old male.
Family members had started CPR on the victim prior to deputies arrival. Deputies and emergency responders continued the efforts while en route to MHP hospital. Upon arrival to the hospital, however, the victim was declared deceased.
The preliminary investigation into this matter indicates that this subject died from accidental drowning in a farm pond. An autopsy has been scheduled with the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny.