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Trio rescued from Iowa City pond

IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Three people were rescued from Sand Lake Pond on Sunday afternoon after their canoe capsized according to the Iowa City Fire Department.

Crews were called to scene just before 1:30 Sunday afternoon.

According to the fire department, three people, Daniel Cockerham, 44, Fernando Martinez, 28 and Piernia Fugon, 29, were about 30 yards from shore clinging to the overturned canoe with no life jackets on.

Crews used an inflatable "banana boat" to rescue the two men and one woman.

Fugon was taken to the hospital.  Her condition is not known and it's not known if she is still in the hospital.  Cockerham and Martinez refused the treatment.

Iowa City Police say a cooler of beer was found in the canoe and the three were charged with Possession of Alcohol in a City Park.

 

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