A man died after an accidental drowning south of Mt. Pleasant Thursday.
According to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, just after 7:30 p.m. Thursday emergency agencies responded to a call in the 2900 grid of River Road for a man who was swimming in a private pond and went underwater, and did not resurface. When emergency crews arrived at the scene, recovery efforts were initiated. At 9:46 p.m., 21-year-old Cori Diandre Fitten was located in the pond. Fitten was pronounced dead at the scene. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office ruled the death an accidental drowning.
The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources assisted at the scene.