On Sunday, July 4th at 7:42 p.m. the Dakota County Sheriff's Office responded to a missing person on Lake Marion in Lakeville. Witnesses reported a man missing for approximately two hours and last seen on an inflatable device near Antlers Park beach. The Dakota County Sheriff's Office and Lakeville Fire Department responded and began a search. The Lakeville Fire Department utilized a drone and was able to locate the male victim submerged in four feet of water. At approximately 8:47 p.m. first responders recovered the body of the 28-year-old victim.
The identity of the victim will not be released at this time until the family is notified. The Dakota County Sheriff's Office is the lead agency and continues to investigate the incident.
We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim.