Body recovered from Lake Marion in Lakeville following reported drowning

The body of a 28-year-old man was recovered from Lake Marion in Lakeville on Sunday evening after an apparent drowning.

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office said around 7:42 p.m., witnesses reported that a man had been missing for about two hours and was last seen on an inflatable device near Antlers Park beach.

The sheriff’s office and the Lakeville Fire Department began a search. Using a drone, the fire department was able to find the victim submerged in 4 feet of water.

Around 8:47 p.m., emergency responders pulled the victim’s body from the water.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending family notification.