ELY, Minn. (WCCO) -- Authorities in northern Minnesota have released the name of a man who drowned while swimming earlier this week.
The St. Louis County Sheriff's office says 18-year-old Ammar Abo-El-Nago was at Twin Lakes, just north of Ely, on Tuesday night.
After swimming to a floating dock with a life vest, he tried again without the vest. As he reached the dock, Abo-El-Nago drowned.
His body was recovered a half hour later.
The teenager is from Egypt and was a foreign exchange student from a college in Ohio.
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