Gaylord - A rural Gaylord man is dead after being found in the water of a ditch.

62-year-old Mike Fenske was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Sibley County Sheriff's Office says they responded to a call from a relative of the victim at about 10 Monday morning. The relative said the man was found in the water about a half-mile north of Gaylord.

Authorities say that so far, the investigation reveals that Fenske accidentally entered the water and was unable to get out after finishing some field work and attempting to return to his vehicle. Authorities also believe the incident occurred while it was dark.

The exact cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy.

This story is courtesy of KDUZ in Hutchinson