MASON CITY — A 79-year-old man drowned at a swimming area in a Mason City park, police said.
Mason City Police Sgt. Steve Klemas said several people pulled John Ernest Beery out of the water Saturday evening at Big Blue swimming area in Ray Rorick Park.
People at the swimming area performed CPR on Beery, and police and firefighters also tried to revive him.
He was taken by ambulance to a Mason City hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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