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Dickinson man who drowned in Skunk Bay accident identified

Fred Ewoniuk was identified Monday as the man who died in an ATV accident at Skunk Bay on Saturday.Ewoniuk, 60, was riding with his friend Ed Shypkowski, also of Dickinson, when their four-wheeler fell through the ice on the popular Lake Sakakawe...

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Fred Ewoniuk was identified Monday as the man who died in an ATV accident at Skunk Bay on Saturday.
Ewoniuk, 60, was riding with his friend Ed Shypkowski, also of Dickinson, when their four-wheeler fell through the ice on the popular Lake Sakakawea spot on the Fort Berthold Reservation.
Chief Dep. Matthew Hegstad of the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department said the department was notified of the incident at 7:53 a.m. Saturday.
Two bystanders also fell through the ice trying to rescue the men, but were able to pull themselves back up, Hegstad told The Press on Saturday. They were able to help pull Shykowski from the water, while Ewoniuk remained trapped beneath the ice. His body was recovered about 30 minutes later.
Shykowski was recovering at CHI St. Joseph’s Health in Dickinson, but was released Monday.
The Facebook page “In Memory of Fred Ewoniuk” had several hundred likes as of Monday afternoon.
Ewoniuk’s funeral will be held Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dickinson. 

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