Authorities have identified a Coon Rapids man who drowned when the canoe he was in capsized in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness over the weekend.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a report Sunday that Joseph Fedick, 31, had possibly drowned in Parent Lake. He had been in a canoe with another person when it capsized, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Neither occupant was wearing a life vest.
Fedick didn’t make it to shore, but the other occupant was able to swim to a rock, where he was rescued by another camper who heard cries for help.
Fedick’s body was recovered about 4 p.m. Monday a couple of hundred yards for his campsite, authorities said.