UPDATE: Divers Find Lake Carlos Drowning Victim
Zeke Fuhrman | Jul 4, 2020 AT 9:46 pm
The Douglas County Dive Team has located a missing man that fell off of a pontoon over the weekend. Just after 11 pm on July 3rd, a call came into the Douglas County Sheriff's Office about a possible drowning on the north end of Lake Carlos near Alexandria. The Dive Team, along with other emergency personnel, responded to the scene where they were told a man fell off a pontoon and into the water. The man was seen splashing briefly before losing sight of him. His body was recovered around 10 am on Sunday July 5th. The incident is under investigation.
On July 3rd, 2020, at 11:08pm, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office recived a report of a possible drowning on the north end of Lake Carlos near the Carlos State Park.
The Doulgas County Sheriff's Office Dive Team, along with other emergency responders were disptached to the scene. Information was received of an adult male that fell off a pontoon into the water. Witnesses stated they could see splashing briefly before losing sight of him.
The Douglas County Dive Team was assisted on the water by the Otter Tail County Dive Team and the Pope County Search and Rescue. Life Link III assisted with an aerial search shortly after the call was received, then again shortly after sunrise. The Carlos First Responders and Carlos Fire Department assisted with a ground search of the shoreline on the north end of Lake Carlos near the State Park.
The victim has not yet been located, but recovery efforts are still underway.
This incident is under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office wants to thank the public for giving our responders the necessary room to perform our search efforts.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has used assistance from the Otter Tail County Dive Team, Pope County Search and Rescue, Life Link III, Carlos First Responders, Carlos Fire Department, North Ambulance and Carlos State Park Rangers.