Deputies have released the name of a Tecumseh man after his body was recovered 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 walking into the pond.

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

That man has been identified as Derek Scott Seals, 35, Palmer confirmed.

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

The drowning is believed to be an accident, however deputies are awaiting autopsy results as part of the investigation.