Name Released In Codington County Drowning
by KDLT News
August 30, 2013 8:12 AM
Authorities have released the name of the victim who drowned in Codington County.
The victim has been identified as 56-year-old Dean Carl Mertins from Waterville, MN.
At around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, the Codington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible drowning south of US 212 and the intersection of 442nd Ave. Once deputies arrived on the scene it was reported that a man, who was minnow seining, had his boat drift from shore. The man then attempted to swim after the boat and drowned.
SD Game Fish and Parks and Codington County Search and Rescue were called to the scene and were able to recover the victim.