Man drowns in Coralville Lake

Posted on Jun 19, 2014

Somphaeng Syvixay, 36, of Iowa City, drowned in Coralville Lake around 5 P.M. Saturday June 14th.  Mr. Syvixay was with a group of family and friends that jumped from a pontoon boat to swim to shore.  Two people began to struggle in the water; one was rescued, but the other, Mr. Syvixay, was not.  His body was recovered around 8:50 P.M.  The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy is pending.

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