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Dawson County Sheriff's Office

LEXINGTON — An unidentified male was found dead Monday morning floating in a sand and gravel pit south of Lexington.

According to the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, at 10:52 a.m., what appeared to be a body was found floating in the water.

With the assistance of divers from the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department, the body was recovered at about noon, according to a news release from the Dawson County Attorney.

The man, who was only wearing shorts and tennis shoes, has not been identified.

The body appeared to have been in the water for about a week, according to Assistant Fire Chief Bo Berry. 

Chief Deputy Greg Gilg said an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death and find out more about the individual. 

The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone who could help identify the individual or determine the cause of death, should call 308-324-3011.

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