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