The body of a Sioux Center man was found Monday night at a camping and fishing area two miles east of Sioux Center. The son of the 78-year-old man called the Sioux County Sheriff’s office around 6:30 p.m. to say his father had gone fishing at Sandy Hollow at 12:30 Monday afternoon.
According to information released by Sheriff Dan Altena, a search team found the man’s body in about four feet of water in the northwest pond at Sandy Hollow shortly before 8 o’clock last night. The man was taken to the Sioux Center Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities say foul play is not suspected at this time.
The man has been identified as Peter Gerrit Schouten .
Contributed by Larry Schmitz, LeMars