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UPDATE: Missing Man’s Body Recovered

Okoboji, Iowa — The search for a man missing at the Iowa Great Lakes came to an end late Monday night.

According to the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, shortly before midnight Monday night deputies were walking the docks and shoreline near the Barefoot Bar.  One of the deputies located an object in the water approximately 45 yards from shore and 15 yards east of a dock.  The deputies determined that it was a body and contacted the Arnolds Park/Okoboji Dive team.

The dive team was able to recover the body.  The body was identified as Vincent Harvey, who was reported missing on Sunday.  Authorities say they made contact with the family.

The Dickinson County Sherifff’s Office thanked the Dickinson County Communications Center, Dickinson County Emergency Management, Spirit Lake Police Department, Spirit Lake Fire Department, Okoboji Police Department, Arnold’s Park/Okoboji Fire & Rescue and Dive Team, Arnolds Park Police Department, Iowa DNR, and the South Dakota Highway Patrol (cadaver dogs).


Original post 1:53 pm, 8/26/2019

Okoboji, Iowa — Authorities in the Iowa Great Lakes are searching for a man who was reported missing over the weekend.

The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department is looking for 24-year-old Vincent Harvey. Harvey was last seen around 11:30 Saturday night near the docks at Parks Marina on Lake Okoboji.

The sheriff’s office is working with the Spirit Lake Fire Department and the Arnolds Park/Okoboji Underwater Search and Rescue Dive Team searching both land and water around the area Harvey was last seen.

Harvey is a 2014 graduate of St. Edmond high school in Fort Dodge and played football and wrestled for Iowa Central Community College before graduating in 2016.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Harvey is asked to contact the Dickinson County Communications Center in Spirit Lake at 712-336-2525.

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