Authorities are investigating a dead body that was found in Lake Sakakawea Sunday morning.

According to the Mountrail County Sheriff's office, the incident was reported by two fisherman Saturday evening. The body was found and recovered near New Town, by the Van Hook Park the next day.


The body was first spotted on Saturday evening, when the search began but was suspended due to darkness and resumed Sunday morning with the assistance of the fire department and the two fisherman who first spotted the body. The remains were recovered Sunday morning about 10:30.

The Sheriff's department is checking for missing persons from local and state agencies in an attempt to identify the body.

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