Midwest Regional Dive Team

Updated Story Friday, June 14, 2019 6:26 a.m.

(Barnard, Mo.) -- A 16-year-old Maryville girl died in a drowning accident near Barnard Thursday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 16-year-old Lindsey Allee entered an area of deep water in the 102 River -- approximately a quarter of mile west of Barnard. The patrol says Allee was unable to swim and drowned. Kenny Hamman is incident commander for the Midwest Regional Dive Team -- based out of Red Oak. He says the dive team was activated shortly after 2 p.m.

"At approximately 2:22 p.m., the Midwest Regional Dive Team was activated for a possible drowning recovery of a female subject," said Hamman. "Upon our arrival on scene, there were numerous other law enforcement and fire departments there searching the river."

The dive team -- which consists of divers from several southwest Iowa communities -- was in the river for approximately 10 minutes.

"We put divers in the water at 4:12 and at 4:21, the body of a 16-year-old female was recovered in about nine feet of water and about 50 yards upstream from the bridge on Route M on the 102 River."

Allee was pronounced dead at the scene by Nodaway County Coroner Vince Shelby at 4:50 p.m. With several area rivers running high due to increased rainfall, Hamman encourages swimmers to use caution.

"Right now, especially with all this floodwater and the rains we've been having, everything has been running a little bit heavier," said Hamman. "Everyone needs to be heads-up and have a gameplan with what's going on."

The Midwest Regional Dive Team, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Department of Conservation, and multiple first responders took part in the investigation.


Original Story Friday, June 14, 2019 5:54 a.m.

(Barnard, Mo.) -- A 16-year-old Maryville girl died in a drowning accident near Barnard Thursday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 16-year-old Lindsey Allee entered an area of deep water in the 102 River -- approximately a quarter of mile west of Barnard -- around 2:20 p.m. The patrol says Allee was unable to swim and drowned.

The Midwest Regional Dive Team, based out of southwest Iowa, recovered her body at 4:20 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Nodaway County Coroner Vince Shelby at 4:50 p.m. The Midwest Regional Dive Team, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Department of Conservation, and multiple first responders took part in the investigation.

No further details are available at this time.