19-year-old male drowns in Elbow Lake

A 19-year-old male, who has since been identified as Benjamin Whipple of Kettle River, drowned in Elbow Lake Monday.

The Pine County Sheriff’s Office was called to 58500 Elbow Shore Lane in Finlayson on the report of a drowning.

When they arrived, deputies spoke with witnesses who were swimming with Whipple. They said he went under water and did not resurface.

Finlayson Fire Department and St Louis County Search and Rescue were called to the scene to assist in recovery efforts.

Whipple was located deceased.