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Teen drowns at park near Charles City


This news story was published on May 28, 2016.
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Photo via beckermilnesrettig.com funeral home

Photo via
beckermilnesrettig.com funeral home

CHARLES CITY – A teen drowned this week at a rural park near Charles City.

Christopher Lee Balvanz, age 18 of Hawkeye, died Thursday, May 26, 2016, as a result of an accidental drowning, his obituary says.  Christopher was born in Waterloo and was currently a Senior at Sumner-Fredericksburg High School.

A missing person was reported to authorities Wednesday evening at the Chickasaw County Park, about halfway between Charles City and New Hampton. A search was then undertaken.

Funeral services will be held 11:30 AM Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Hauth Park in Hawkeye.

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