Body of man who went missing on lake in Polk County Monday recovered

UPDATE 10/11/23:

Divers have recovered the body of the man who went missing on Cedar Lake Monday evening, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.

The body of Andrew Skaare, 23, from River Falls, was recovered around 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is assisting the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.

Authorities in Polk County are asking the public to stay off of Cedar Lake while they continue to search for a man who was on a boat with a woman and dog on Monday and is now missing.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the lake just after 5:30 p.m. Monday for a report of a circling boat and a woman yelling for help.

The Sheriff’s Office says the woman was eventually pulled out of the water by a passing boat and is said to have non-life-threatening injuries. The woman said she had been on a boat with a man and her dog.

The dog was found on the circling boat; however, the man was nowhere to be found, causing a search to begin.

Currently, the Sheriff’s Office has closed the boat landing at the intersection of 10th Avenue and County Highway M while they continue to search for the man. Authorities add the water temperature is a huge concern for them.

As of this publishing, no description of the missing man has been provided. Authorities haven’t provided the names of the woman or man, or details as to how the woman ended up being in the water.

Multiple agencies from Wisconsin and Minnesota helped with the initial search on Monday.