Two MO men die after falling through ice in Iowa

Posted at 12:08 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-02 13:08:59-05

Authorities say two Missouri men have died after falling through thin ice on Little River Lake in southern Iowa.

The Decatur County Sheriff's Office says rescue crews were called to the lake just north of Leon when someone reported seeing a person fall through the ice around 2 p.m. Sunday.

Officials who initially arrived said the ice was so thin that rescuers could not stand or crawl on it. The Midwest Regional Dive Team was called, and members were able to pull 63-year-old David Adair, of Knob Noster, Missouri, from the lake. Adair was flown to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Hospital spokesman Gregg Lagan says Adair died at the hospital later Sunday.

Crews also pulled the body of 33-year-old Joe Adair, also of Knob Noster, from the lake.