Authorities say a North Dakota man drowned in a pond about 14 miles southwest of Grand Forks.

Authorities say a North Dakota man drowned in a pond about 14 miles southwest of Grand Forks.

The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office recovered the body of 23-year-old Andrew Torrey, of Grand Forks, at about 8 a.m. Sunday in the English Coulee Diversion Pond. Officials say Torrey was found in about 10 feet of water about 50 feet from shore. Those who knew him say he was an avid fisherman who could be seen fishing at several spots.

The investigation began after kayakers reported seeing a floating mattress with a cell phone and fishing gear on it.

A preliminary autopsy report by the Grand Forks County coroner ruled the death an accidental drowning.