Searchers looking for man presumed drowned

Volunteers to search shoreline for man who apparently drowned

NEW TOWN A foot search will begin today at 4 p.m. to search the shoreline for a man who apparently drowned Tuesday night in Lake Sakakawea, west of New Town.

The foot searchers will meet at the 4 Bears Marina, west of New Town, and check both sides of the shoreline.

The office of V. Judy Brugh, Four Bears representative to the Three Affiliated Tribes’ business council, asked volunteers to wear good walking shoes.

Searchers in boats have been checking the area for the man whose name has not been released by authorities yet.

Glenda Baker Embry, public relations officer for the Three Affiliated Tribes, said the Three Affiliated Tribes’ Fish and Wildlife Division received a call about 11 p.m. Tuesday that a man had gone overboard but family members who had searched could not find him. The man had been on a boat with family members.

Searchers were on the lake after receiving the call and remained there searching until 3 a.m. Wednesday when it became too dark to continue the search, Embry said.

State and tribal game and fish personnel and tribal and other local emergency responders resumed the on-water search Wednesday.

The incident happened one mile north of the Four Bears Bridge. It also is one-half mile from the Fort Berthold Reservation line on the west side of the lake.

Eloise Ogden