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Officials find capsized canoe, submerged body on Lake Agnes

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BOUNDARY WATERS, Minn. — On Friday night, canoeists in the Boundary Water Canoe Area called 911 after locating a capsized canoe and a partly submerged human body on Lake Agnes.

Several officials arrived on scene and were able to recover the body, later identified as a 62-year-old Duluth resident. Officials say that they found a life jacket on scene but that the victim was not wearing it. 

The family of the canoeist told officials that the 62-year-old was on a solo camping trip in the area. 

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident. The DNR has safe boating tips on their website. 

READ MORE: Safe tips to follow while out on the water in Minnesota this spring.

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