ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - A fisherman’s body was pulled Lake Andrew two miles south of Alexandria on Monday night.
At 8:22 p.m., the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a report of an empty boat floating on Lake Andrew. Deputies and the dive team responded, as well as LifeLink helicopter and the Forada First Responders.
Deputies learned the owner of the boat left to go fishing at about 3:30 p.m., but did not return as scheduled at 5:30 p.m.
The family became concerned about 7:30 p.m. and began checking the lake, found the unattended boat and called 911.
A ground, water and air search began immediately.
The victim was found shortly after 10 p.m. along the east shore of the lake and was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.
The cause of death is unknown and the victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of family.
The Alexandria Police Department also assisted with this incident.
This is the second drowning to occur in Douglas County in 10 days. Scott Gagner, 55, of Miltona drowned on Lake Miltona on June 11.