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Authorities find body of missing man in Lake Phalen

  • June 22, 2014 - 12:10 AM

Authorities recovered the body of a man who apparently drowned in Lake Phalen Saturday evening. Crews from multiple departments were called to the lake at 7:55 p.m. The body was recovered at approximately 8:50.

An official with the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said there was family present on the beach when the man, believed to be in his early 20s, went under while near a swimming platform on the lake.

The Sheriff’s Office, St. Paul police and the St. Paul Fire Department responded to the scene. A member of the sheriff’s dive team, three boats from the Sheriff’s Office, a boat from the Fire Department, and a civilian boat in the area conducted a search.

The body was taken to the medical examiner’s office, where an exact cause of death will be determined.

Police will conduct an investigation. The victim has not yet been identified.

Staff report

 

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