Quantcast

Update: Man who Died in Gravel Pit Identified - Valley News Live - KVLY/KXJB - Fargo/Grand Forks

Update: Man who Died in Gravel Pit Identified

Posted: Updated:

A summer outing turns tragic for one man at a gravel pit in Clay County. The authorities the body of 26-year-old Joel Berge was recovered from what's known as the Felton gravel pit, located about three miles from the town.

Authorities say that a group of friends, about 5 or 6, were on a raft, jumping off and swimming around, when Berge, a 26-year-old from Fargo, disappeared around 7:40. The water, we are told, can be close to 100 feet deep.

Searchers from all over the area, including the Red River dive team were called in, and the man's body was found about 9 p.m. in the area where friends say he went under.

The victim's name is not being released at this time.

Sheriff Bergquist says it's against the law to be swimming at the gravel pit, and that "no trespassing" signs are posted. Bergquist says it looks like fun, but this is what can happen.

 


 

Update

At approximately 9 p.m., authorities recovered the body of a man believed to have drowned in the gravel pit.

We'll bring you more as this story develops.

 


 

Original Story

A search is underway for a missing swimmer at a Felton, Minnesota gravel pit.

The call came in about 7:30 Thursday night, and rescue crews are gathering at the scene this moment.

Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist tells Valley News Live they believe the person in question is a male, and he may be in the water. Bergquist says the person was swimming with a group of people at the time of the disappearance.

We have a crew at the scene and will keep you updated.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Fire In Horace, House Is Total Loss

    Fire In Horace, House Is Total Loss

    Crews were called at 10:10 a.m. to a house fire at7113 Woodland Circle north of Horace. Homeowners were inside at the time, but escaped, and no one was hurt. Crews battled the fire for hours; the home is a total loss. There is no cause at this time, they are still investigating. Firefighters say they had to fight the fire from outside, which makes the battle more difficult. Horace, West Fargo, and Davenport firefighters responded with help from the FM ambulance and the Cass County Sheriff’s D...
    Crews were called at 10:10 a.m. to a house fire at7113 Woodland Circle north of Horace. Homeowners were inside at the time, but escaped, and no one was hurt. Crews battled the fire for hours; the home is a total loss. There is no cause at this time, they are still investigating. Firefighters say they had to fight the fire from outside, which makes the battle more difficult. Horace, West Fargo, and Davenport firefighters responded with help from the FM ambulance and the Cass County Sheriff’s D...
  • Update: Beltrami Fire Ruled Accidental

    Beltrami Business Believed to be Total Loss After Fire

    Beltrami Fire Department says part of a business is destroyed after an early morning fire. Firefighters say they were called out around 1:00 a.m. to a fire at the Beltrami Mall.  Crews say West Central
    The Beltrami Fire Chief says is investigating the cause of the fire and say they believe it started in the shop area. The Safety Director for West Ag believes the entire building is a total loss.
  • Churches Are Filling Up With "Chreasters"

    Churches Are Filling Up With "Chreasters"

    When Easter and Christmas are near studies show more Americans type the word "church" in their online search engines, hoping to find a nearby holiday service. And local pastors agree more people attend
    When Easter and Christmas are near studies show more Americans type the word "church" in their online search engines, hoping to find a nearby holiday service. And local pastors agree more people attend
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by 

WorldNowAll content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Valley News Live. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.