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news Worthington, 56187
Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Searchers spent all day Monday looking for a person who drowned Sunday evening in West Lake Okoboji, but had yet to find the body.

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Crews are searching an area approximately 90 acres in size and in 40 feet of water for 35-year old Juan Miguel Gonzales of Sioux City, Iowa.

The drowning was reported to the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday, after Gonzales entered the water from a boat and didn't resurface.

A full search was conducted until dark Sunday, with a surface search continuing overnight. The underwater search resumed Monday morning.

Assisting the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office are the Arnolds Park/Okoboji Dive Team, Spirit Lake Fire Department, Okoboji Police Department, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Dickinson County Emergency Management.

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