13-year-old teen dies from a snowmobiling accident near Fonda, I - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

13-year-old teen dies from a snowmobiling accident near Fonda, IA


FONDA, Iowa (KTIV) - A northwest Iowa teen has died from a snowmobiling accident.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 13-year-old Raymond Gatzemeyer of Fonda, Iowa was driving the snowmobile on a creek southwest of Fonda in Pocahontas County late Wednesday afternoon.

The DNR says Gatzemeyer hit a rope that was suspended between two pillars of a bridge just before 5.

The teen was wearing a helmet.

He was transported to the hospital in Sac City where he was pronounced dead.

He was riding in a group with two other snowmobiles and an ATV.

No one else was hurt.

The DNR is investigating the accident.

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