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2 Iowa State students who died when boat capsized identified

March 30, 2021 GMT
Law enforcement gather near a boat ramp on Little Wall Lake as they resume the search for a missing Iowa State University Crew Club member on Monday, March 29, 2021, in Hamilton County. The ISU stu...
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Law enforcement gather near a boat ramp on Little Wall Lake as they resume the search for a missing Iowa State University Crew Club member on Monday, March 29, 2021, in Hamilton County. The ISU stu...
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Law enforcement gather near a boat ramp on Little Wall Lake as they resume the search for a missing Iowa State University Crew Club member on Monday, March 29, 2021, in Hamilton County. The ISU stu...

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa State University students who died when their school crew boat capsized on a lake were residents of Washington D.C. and Illinois, authorities announced Tuesday.

Yaakov Ben-David, 20, a sophomore accounting major from Washington D.C., and Derek Nanni, 19, a freshman chemistry major from Normal, Illinois, drowned in the boating accident Sunday, Hamilton County and Iowa State police said.

Their boat capsized on Little Wall Lake, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of Ames, where Iowa State is located.

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Three other crew members were rescued by people who lived around the lake. Their names have not been released.

The students were part of the Iowa State Crew Club, a recognized student organization.