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Update: Man who Died in Gravel Pit Identified

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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.

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