According to Keya Paha County Attorney Eric A. Scott, a possible accidental drowning occurred on Saturday, May 27, 2017, claiming the life of a Fort Dodge, Iowa man.

Eric Scott said Wednesday that 68-year-old Garry Kaufman was pronounced dead on the scene Saturday after being removed from the river near Norden.

Scott says Kaufman had been canoeing with a group. The attorney also says the circumstances leading up to Kaufman’s death remain unclear, but there’s no indication that any crime was involved. No autopsy has been ordered.