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Storm Lake police identify drowning victim as 6 year old from Sioux City



Storm Lake Police Department has identified the victim of Monday's drowning at AWAYSIS Park as a six-year-old child.

On Monday, multiple agencies were dispatched to AWAYSIS Park in reference to a missing six-year-old child, identified as Luis Fernando Silva Moreno of Sioux City. 

Upon arrival, Storm Lake Police met with the child's mother who said Moreno had been missing for approximately 20 minutes and was last seen near the water on the beach.

Law enforcement officers began searching the park area and shallow water area of the beach.

According to a release, information and evidence at the scene suggested that the child may be in the water.

The Buena Vista County Joint Dive Team was dispatched to the scene to search for the child.

The child was located within six minutes and taken to an ambulance where he was determined deceased.

An autopsy will be performed by the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office. 

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Storm Lake Public Safety Director Mark Prosser said a drowning happened at AWAYSIS Park Beach Monday. 

Prosser said multiple agencies were called to AWAYSIS Park on East Lakeshore Drive for a missing person. 

Prosser said a body has been recovered and an investigation is underway. 

The Storm Lake Police Department was assisted by the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Department, the Buena Vista County Joint Dive Team, the Storm Lake Fire Department, the Buena Vista County EMS, an Iowa State Patrol Aircraft, the Iowa DNR and the Buena Vista County Medical Examiner’s Office.

He said more details will be released later. 

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