A Storm Lake man drowned Thursday while working on the dredge on Storm Lake. Buena Vista County Sheriff Chuck Eddy says the victim is 66-year-old Karlton Fullenworth, who was reported missing from the dredge Thursday morning. Following a short search, Fullenworth was found floating in the water. He was pronounced dead at the Storm Lake hospital.
Fullenworth was part of a two-man crew working on the dredge. He was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the accident. The dredge has been operating on Storm Lake for the past four years.