Authorities ID man who drowned in Chickasaw Quarry

Ionia, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have identified a man who drowned at a quarry near the Little Cedar River earlier this week.

18-year-old Christopher Lee Balvanz, of Hawkeye, drowned Wednesday at Chickasaw Park, which sits about two miles west of Ionia.

Rescuers were called to the park Wednesday night for reports of a missing person. A dive team discovered Balvanz’s body around 3 p.m. Thursday.

Balvanz was born in Waterloo and was a senior at Sumner-Fredericksburg High School.

The investigation into Balvanz’s drowning continues.

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