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Man Apparently Drowns in BWCA

Authorities have recovered the body of a man who apparently drowned in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Authorities have recovered the body of a man who apparently drowned in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. |  Photo: WDIO-TV

Updated: June 12, 2018 02:49 PM

Authorities have recovered the body of a man who apparently drowned in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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Thirty-one-year-old Joseph Bennett Fedic of Coon Rapids, Minn., was reported missing Sunday night after his canoe capsized in Perent Lake.  Another occupant of the canoe was able to swim to a rock, where he yelled for help and was rescued by another camper.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office says Fedic's body was recovered Monday afternoon within a few hundred yards of his campsite.  The office said neither Fedic or the other man had been wearing a life jacket.

The Lake County and St. Louis County Search and Rescue teams, Forest Service Law Enforcement and sea plane pilot, and Border Patrol assisted the sheriff's office in the search.

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