On June 15, 2020, at approximately 7:20 a.m., Scott County Dispatch received a report of a possible missing boater on Prior Lake.
The missing individual was reported to have not returned home last night from fishing and boating. Law enforcement responded to the Knotty Oar Marina and located the missing individual’s unoccupied pontoon and cell phone on their boat slip, along with some personal belongings floating nearby in the water.
A search began immediately with responders from multiple agencies, both on the water and shoreline. At approximately 12:00 p.m. today, a body was located and recovered from Prior Lake near the reported individual’s boat slip.
“Our investigators will be working with the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine how this person went into the lake,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen. “Our condolences go out to the family and friends who have lost a loved one.”
Information about the identity of the victim and cause of death will be released at a later time by the Medical Examiner’s Office. This incident is still under investigation and no further information is available at this time.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Prior Lake Police Department, Prior Lake Fire Department, Carver County Dive Team, Shakopee Fire Department, Shakopee Mdewakanton Public Safety, and Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.