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Authorities identify man who drowned at Pactola Lake

SILVER CITY (AP) -- Authorities in western South Dakota have identified the man who drowned Sunday near the dam on the east side of Pactola Lake. The Pennington County Sheriff's Office on Monday said the man was 64-year-old Dana Caswell, of Deadwood.

SILVER CITY (AP) - Authorities in western South Dakota have identified the man who drowned Sunday near the dam on the east side of Pactola Lake.

The Pennington County Sheriff's Office on Monday said the man was 64-year-old Dana Caswell, of Deadwood.

Officials from several agencies were dispatched Sunday afternoon for the reported drowning, which the sheriff's office says happened after Caswell got out of a boat to swim. Authorities say he wasn't able to make it back to the watercraft.

The drowning occurred in area where the water is 130-foot deep. The sheriff's office says repeated rescue efforts were unsuccessful because of the depth of the water.

Efforts to recover Caswell's body have now begun. North Dakota's Burleigh County Sheriff's Office will help in the recovery Tuesday using a remotely operated vehicle.

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