The Codington County Sheriff's Office was notified of a possible drowning on Thursday at 8:25 a.m.
The drowning reportedly occurred south of US 212 and the intersection of 442nd Avenue.
A man was minnow seining and his boat drifted from shore. The man swam after the boat and drowned.
Witnesses called authorities and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks along with Codington County Search and Rescue responded and were able to recover the victim.
The victim's name is being withheld until the family is notified.