Man drowned in Sioux County pond

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Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 9:32 AM CDT
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ROCK VALLEY, I.A. (Dakota News Now) - A 19-year-old drowned in the Groeneweg Pond on the 4th of July.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, Aldo Tomas-DeLeon, 19, of Rock Valley, IA, drowned in the Groeneweg Pond around 4 p.m. Monday.

Emergency responders removed Tomas-DeLeon from the water where life-saving measures were attempted. He was flown directly from the area to a Sioux Falls, SD hospital where he was pronounced deceased, according to the release.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department, Rock Valley Fire Department, and Rock Valley Ambulance.

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