Update: 19-year-old Worthington man drowned Monday afternoon in Lake Okabena
Body was recovered shortly before 6 p.m.
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.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Fire Department, Worthington Police and Nobles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported drowning near Sailboard Beach on Lake Okabena late Monday afternoon.
Emergency services were dispatched to the scene at 4:24 p.m. to the report of a possible drowning. Lake Street was closed to traffic and police tape was used to block off the area near Sailboard Beach as dive team members conducted a search.
Benson Funeral Home responded to the scene at approximately 6 p.m.
The Globe will continue to follow this story and report as more details become available.