At approximately 5:59 A.M. on June 21, 2016, the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office received a report of a vehicle partially submerged in water in the 1100-block of 190th Avenue, north of Montgomery in Diamond Lake Township. After determining the owner of the vehicle was not at home, a search was conducted in the waters around the vehicle where rescuers discovered the body of 65 year-old Dale Peters of Lake Park deceased near the vehicle.
It is believed that Peters lost control of his vehicle on the gravel road and entered the west ditch where the vehicle rolled once. The vehicle, a gray 2004 Jeep Cherokee owned by Peters, was a total loss.
Assisting at the Sheriff's Office at the scene were:
- Lake Park Rescue
- Lake Park Fire Department
- Arnolds Park/Okoboji Dive Team
- Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance
- Iowa State Patrol
- Dickinson County Emergency Management
- Dickinson County Communications Center
The accident remains under investigation by the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office.