Pierz man drowns in Otter Tail County

James ReardonJames Reardon of Pierz drowned in Seven Lake while scuba diving, Saturday, Aug. 4.

Reardon, age 51, was found at the bottom of the lake after about a 20-minute search, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Reportedly, a call came in at about 5:10 p.m., telling the Sheriff’s Department a male was in the water at the Seven Lake public access, northeast of Vergas.

Reardon and a friend were scuba diving there when Reardon went missing.

Members of the Vergas Fire and Rescue, Perham Ambulance and Otter Tail County Water Patrol assisted.

The incident remains under investigation by the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office.