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Victim identified in West Okoboji drowning

On Tuesday, August 7, the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office responded to a drowning on West Lake Okoboji. An investigation found that Jennifer Galagher, age 46, from Denver, Colorado, had been swimming the previous night in West Lake. On Tuesday morning, Galagher was reported missing by family.

A short time later, a family member located Galagher underneath a nearby dock. Medical personnel responded and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Assisting the DCSO were:

  • Milford Fire/Rescue
  • Arnolds Park/Okoboji Dive Team
  • Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance

The incident remains under investigation by the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office.

Location & Contact Info

Dickinson County Sheriff's Office

Physical Address
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 1200
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 214
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Phone
(t) 712-336-2793
(f) 712-336-1946