Drowning victim recovered from Nelson Carlson Lake

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Ward County sheriff's officials say a man who lost his inflatable device on Nelson Carlson Lake was later found drowned after calling for help.

Authorities say two bystanders heard the man's calls for help Monday about 6:30 p.m. and tried to help him. But, they were unable to bring him to shore and then lost sight of him.

Rescue divers from Burlington, Ward County and Garrison found the man's body about 8 p.m. He's identified as 32-year-old Albert Wilson of Minot.

Nelson Carlson Lake is a small recreational area southwest of Minot.