A 31-year-old man has been identified as the person who broke through the ice of a lake in northern Anoka County early in March and died.

Tony L. Bates was on Coon Lake in his hometown of East Bethel on March 5 when the ice gave way, the medical examiner's office said Sunday.

Bates, the father of two sons, died on March 17 from complications of hypothermia in what authorities are treating as an accident.