- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SILVER CITY, S.D. (AP) - Authorities in western South Dakota have recovered the body of a man who drowned in Pactola Lake, thanks to some help from first responders from North Dakota.

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 64-year-old Dana Caswell, of Deadwood, was recovered shortly after noon on Wednesday.

Authorities say Caswell jumped out of a boat to swim on Sunday and wasn’t able to make it back to the watercraft. The drowning occurred where the water is 130 feet deep.

Searchers were aided by a remotely operated vehicle from the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Office in North Dakota. The vehicle uses sonar to locate objects in deep water and areas where visibility is low.

A dive team from Stutsman County in North Dakota also helped with the recovery effort.


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