UPDATE: Body of missing boater found at Gavin's Point


Authorities say the body of a missing boater has been found.

According to the Yankton County Sheriff's Office, a camper at Gavin's Point found the body of 53-year-old Duane Ernster of Yankton around 10:05 a.m. Monday in the water near the shore.

An autopsy has been scheduled.

The sheriff's office said Ernster was reported missing after his boat was found unattended near the Nebraska shore at Lewis and Clark Lake Friday afternoon.

Crews searched the water throughout the weekend.



Crews from Nebraska and South Dakota continued to search the Missouri River for a missing boater.

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks supervisor Sam Schelhaas says the man was last seen in a boat found in the Weigand area in Knox County, Nebraska. The Yankton Press and Dakotan says he was reported missing Friday. The man left from the South Dakota side of Lewis and Clark Lake.

Searchers spent the weekend looking for the boater near the Gavins Point Dam.

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