Iowa State Crew Club President Discusses Boat’s Capsizing

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The president of the Iowa State University student crew club says winds that had been forecast to remain low picked up suddenly, causing a boat to capsize before the crew could return to shore, drowning two members on March 28. Crew Club President Alexis Aurandt says after crew members rowed onto the lake, the winds picked up out of nowhere, and the crew’s boat was surrounded by 1-foot waves. She says after the crew turned to get back to shore, a wave went under the boat and knocked it over. Crew members were not wearing life vests but all crew members had passed swim tests. The university and a national rowing association are investigating the accident.