The Oklahoma Highway Patrol dive team recovered the body of a drowning victim from a farm pond near Pink on Sunday.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol dive team recovered the body of a drowning victim from a farm pond near Pink on Sunday.

Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Palmer said deputies initially responded to the scene in an area south of SH 9 and Okay Road Saturday night. Witnesses reported seeing a man, reported to be in his mid-30s, walking into the pond.

“He walked out into the pond, went under and never resurfaced,” Palmer said.

The OHP dive team recovered the man's body about 25 feet from the bank on Sunday morning, Palmer said, at about the mid-way point of that pond.

Palmer said deputies aren't yet releasing the man's name until they are sure all of his relatives have been notified of the death.

While Palmer said they are working this case as an accident, the investigation is ongoing and the body was transported to the Office of the State Medical Examiner in Oklahoma City.

Deputies will await further information from that autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

In addition to sheriff's deputies and the dive team, Pink firefighters also worked that scene.