DC native among Iowa State rowers killed when boat capsized

A D.C. native was one of two Iowa State student athletes who died after their boat capsized near Ames over the weekend.

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Iowa State University police and the Hamilton County sheriff’s office identified Yaakov Ben-David, 20, of D.C. as one of the victims on Tuesday.

Ben-David was a sophomore majoring in accounting.

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The boat capsized on Little Wall Lake in Iowa on Sunday, and rescue teams from local fire and emergency departments recovered the bodies on Monday morning.

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Derek Nanni, a 19-year-old freshman chemistry major from Illinois, also died during the incident.

Three other Iowa State Rowing Club members were rescued.