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19-year-old Worthington male is Monday drowning victim

The individual involved in a possible drowning Monday afternoon on Lake Okabena has been identified as a 19-year-old Worthington male.

According to a Tuesday morning press release from Nobles County Sheriff Ryan Kruger, the sheriff's office and Worthington Police Department were dispatched at 4:24 p.m. to Lake Okabena for an active drowning. Responding officers learned 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, the press release stated. The victim was a 19-year-old Worthington man who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Among the other agencies responding at the scene were Worthington Fire and Rescue, Sanford Ambulance and Luverne Fire and Rescue. Several community members assisted with the search as well.

A portion of Lake Street was closed to traffic during the search and police tape sectioned off the area near Sailboard Beach.

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