The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Fonda, IA (KICD)–A teen from Fonda was fatally injured late Wednesday afternoon while operating a snowmobile on a creek southwest of Fonda in Pocahontas County.
13-year-old Raymond Gatzemeyer was operating a snowmobile when he struck a rope that was suspended between two pillars of a bridge shortly before 5 p.m. He was in a group that included two other snowmobiles and an all-terrain vehicle when the incident occurred. No one else was injured.
Gatzemeyer, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident, was transported to Loring Hospital in Sac City where he was pronounced dead.