19-year-old man drowns in southwest Minnesota lake
Individual was found in 10 feet of water.
WORTHINGTON — A 19-year-old Worthington man drowned in approximately 10 feet of water off the shoreline of Sailboard Beach in Lake Okabena Monday afternoon.
The Worthington Fire Department, Worthington Police and Nobles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the reported drowning at 4:24 p.m. At the scene, they were informed a 19-year-old male was swimming and had gone under the water and not resurfaced.
At approximately 5:46 p.m., an unresponsive male was recovered from the water by the Nobles County Sheriff’s Office and Worthington Fire Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Nobles County Sheriff Ryan Kruger.
During the search, law enforcement officers closed a portion of Lake Street to traffic, using yellow police tape to block off the area near Sailboard Beach.
Several agencies responded to the call, including the Nobles County Sheriff’s Office, Worthington Police Department, Worthington Fire and Rescue, Sanford Ambulance and Luverne Fire and Rescue. Several community members assisted with the search as well.