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Accidental Drowning

By Melissa Lambrecht, July 09, 2018

On Sunday, July 8th, 2018 at approximately 5:48pm, the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 10150 208th Ave. Blakesburg, IA.  in rural Wapello County reporting that  a male subject had entered a farm pond on a horse and that the male subject never come out of the pond.   The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office and Blakesburg Fire Department responded to the scene as well as the Ottumwa Fire Department with a watercraft.  A search of the pond by firefighters for several minutes located Jose Perez-Ochoa Age: 40 of Blakesburg.  Mr. Perez-Ochoa died as a result of the incident.

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