The body of an Estherville woman who drowned in East Lake Okoboji early Sunday has been recovered. Shortly after 1:50 A.M. Sunday, the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a person missing from a boat in East Lake Okoboji.
Lakes area search and rescue teams responded to a boat ramp in Okoboji. At approximately 6:45 AM, while search operations were underway, crews conducting a shoreline search discovered the body of 26-year-old Jennifer Johnson of Estherville, in an area west of Chalstrom Beach.
An investigation into the incident concluded that Johnson was swimming from a boat with others when she disappeared.
By Ed Funston, KILR, Estherville