Fatal Five Island Accident

Emmetsburg, IA (KICD)–A 2-year-old from Emmetsburg died following a Saturday evening accident.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call out to the boat ramp of the dam on Five Island Lake near Emmetsburg around 9:30 p.m. It was found that a 1999 Chevy Silverado had slipped into gear and rolled into the lake with three children inside. Family members and witnesses were able to save two of the children. 2-year-old Larzen Hanson was trapped and the vehicle became fully submerged.

Rescue crews eventually brought Hanson to shore and then to the Palo Alto County Hospital. Hanson was pronounced dead later in the evening.

Agencies assisting include Emmetsburg Police and Fire, the Iowa DNR, Palo Alto County Conservation, the Iowa DCI, and Palo Alto County Ambulance.