BREAKING: Man found dead in chemical pond in Wishek

Published: Nov. 1, 2018 at 12:35 PM CDT
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The McIntosh Sheriff’s Department says the body of a 66-year-old man was found in a chemical pond in Wishek.

Sheriff Laurie Spitzer says the body was found on Wednesday around 1 p.m. at the Jahner Landfill.

The Stutsman County Dive and Rescue Team helped in the recovery of the man’s body.

Spitzer says it appears to be an accidental drowning and they do not suspect foul play.

Deputies say they don’t know how long the man was in the pond for. Spitzer says the man was doing chemical testing at the time of the incident.

She says the body will be sent to get an autopsy before the week ends.

Department officials say they are still in the process of notifying the next of kin.