The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is looking into a fatal snowmobile accident.
It happened late Wednesday afternoon on a creek southwest of Fonda, in Pocahontas County.
Thirteen- year-old Raymond Gatzemeyer was on a snowmobile when he hit a rope that was suspended between two pillars of a bridge. He was riding in a group with three other people, no one else was injured.
Paramedics took Gatzemeyer to the hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.
The incident remains under investigation.