MINNESOTA (WCCO) – Aitkin County deputies and the McGregor Fire Department found the body of Nathen Waldo in Big Sandy Lake on Saturday.
Aitkin County Dispatch said they received a 911 call Friday reporting a man overboard on Big Sandy Lake near Hillcrest Resort in Aitkin County. Deputies located a group of men on a Misty Harbor pontoon boat. The group told deputies that their friend, 34-year-old Waldo of North Branch, had fallen off the front of the pontoon boat as the boat was moving forward.READ MORE: Burnsville Police Seek Public's Help Locating Missing Man
According to police, witnesses said that Waldo was swept underneath the boat and believed that he was struck by the motor. Rescue efforts were deployed throughout the day but the body was not located.READ MORE: Man Taken Into Custody After Shooting, Standoff With Duluth Police
On Saturday, St. Louis County Search and Rescue joined the group of first responders and Waldo’s body was recovered that afternoon in around 30 feet of water.
The driver of the boat, Joshua Mark Harvey, 34, of Maplewood, was arrested on charges of boating while intoxicated. The Aitkin County Attorney’s Office says they are reviewing the case on probable cause to charge him with criminal vehicular operation.MORE NEWS: Wisconsin's New COVID Cases Top 1,000 For 1st Time In Months
Harvey is in the Aitkin County jail pending a court appearance.