Victim of fatal boat accident on Lake Oahe identified

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified the victim of a fatal boating accident on a Hughes County lake.

Sheriff Darin Johnson says 49-year-old Loyal Lee Bossert, of Sioux Falls, fell out of a boat he was driving on Lake Oahe Saturday and was struck by the propeller.

Someone spotted the empty boat going in circles near Peoria Flats, about 12 miles north of Pierre, and called authorities.

Authorities found Bossert’s body submerged in the water after using the boat’s GPS unit.

Johnson says Bossert was the only person on the boat and alcohol was not a factor. The man’s pickup and trailer were located at West Shore boat ramp.

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