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29-year-old man found dead after canoe capsizes on Cook Co. lake

The Cook County Sheriff's Office says a 29-year-old man was found deceased after a canoe he was in capsized on a Cook County lake.  The Cook County Sheriff's Office says a 29-year-old man was found deceased after a canoe he was in capsized on a Cook County lake.  |  Photo: WDIO/MGN

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Updated: May 20, 2020 06:52 PM

The Cook County Sheriff's Office says a 29-year-old man was found deceased after a canoe he was in capsized on a Cook County lake.  

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Sheriff Pat Eliasen says they were notified of an overturned canoe on Tuscarora Lake just before 2:00 Wednesday afternoon. 

Eliasen says three people were in the canoe, and that two of them were able to swim to an island, but that the 29-year-old man was reported missing.    

Multiple agencies responded to locate the body, which was recovered just before 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.

“This certainly is not how we hoped the search would turnout, and a tough way to start the season just days after the stay-at-home order was lifted,” Eliasen said in a news release. “Our hearts are with the two survivors and the deceased’s family. I also commend all of our emergency services who responded to this incident with swift actions and professionalism.”

The identity is being withheld pending notification of family.

Cook County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Cook County Search & Rescue, Gunflint Fire Department, North Shore Health Ambulance, Minnesota DNR Conservation Officers, United States Border Patrol, United States Forest Service (USFS) Law Enforcement and a USFS Beaver float plane responded.

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