The man who drowned in a pond near Sperry Monday night has been identified as 69-year-old Richard Duane Dowell of Burlington.
According to the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Department, Dowell had stopped to see a friend at 180th Street, entered the pond to clean off, but did not resurface. His body was found by the Mediapolis Fire Department. He was then transferred to Great River Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Autopsy results are currently pending.