Two identified after drowning in Davenport; one is teacher at Bellevue High School

Published: Jul. 22, 2019 at 9:49 PM CDT
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UPDATE 10:56 a.m.:

Police have identified the two men who died in Davenport Monday night.

Police say 60-year-old Mark Anderson, of Eldridge, and 57-year-old Kenneth Anderson, of Bellevue, died of accidental drownings. Police say there is no family relation between the two men.

Officials at Bellevue Community School tell TV6 that Ken Anderson was a social studies teacher at the school for 30 years. He also coached basketball and track.

Mark Anderson was a teacher and coach at the school in Bellevue as well from 1983 until 2001. No other information is being released.

The two met while they worked at Bellevue Community School at the same time. School officials told TV6 they were good friends.

TV6 will update this story as more information becomes available.

UPDATE (July 23, 5 a.m.):

The homeowner is listed with the Scott County Assessor's website as John Wisor. Wisor is also the owner of 11th Street Precinct, a restaurant just down the block at 11th and Mound Streets.

Police have not released the identities of the drowning victims.


Police and other first responders were on the scene Monday evening of two drownings at a residence in the Village of East Davenport.

The drownings occurred in the 11-hundred block of Jersey Ridge Road at a home which according to online records is approximately 4,000 square feet.

Davenport Police say they responded at 8:53 p.m. to a report of someone finding two deceased adult males in a pool.

KWQC TV6 has a crew on the scene and will update the story as details become available.