HENRY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities in Codington County have identified a 56-year-old man who drowned while netting minnows in a slough near Henry.
KXLG radio reports that the victim has been identified as Dean Carl Mertins of Waterville, Minn.READ MORE: Next Weather: Dry Start In Twin Cities, Showers Later On
The sheriff’s office says Mertins’ boat drifted from shore Thursday morning, so he swam after it but drowned.READ MORE: Body Found In Mississippi River In Anoka Identified
Witnesses called in the incident, and divers from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department and Codington County Search and Rescue were able to recover the body.MORE NEWS: Next Drive: Highway 36 Reopens In Roseville After Serious Crash
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