Body recovered during search for man who fell off pontoon on Lake Carlos

The search started on Friday evening, and continued through Saturday.


Authorities believe they have found the body of a man who went missing in a west-central Minnesota lake late Friday night. 

Search efforts resumed Sunday morning for a second day after the man fell off a pontoon on Lake Carlos, near Alexandria. 

“The subject matched the description of the reported missing person,” a statement statement from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday morning.

No further information has been released. 

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Dive teams have been searching for a man who fell off a pontoon on Lake Carlos, near Alexandria, on Friday evening.

The search was sparked just after 11 p.m. when authorities were called to a report of a possible drowning at the north end of the lake, near Carlos State Park.

"Information was recieved of an adult male that fell off a pontoon into the water," the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

"Witnesses stated they could see splashing briefly before losing sight of him."

The Douglas County and Ottertail County dive teams assisted in the search along with the Pope County Search and Rescue, while Life Link III conducted an aerial search.

The search continued on Saturday, but as of the evening he had still not been found.

The investigation continues.

Note: Details provided in this story are based on the police's latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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