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Man Drowns in Clearwater Lake

Web posted July 1, 2014
On June 26 2014, at approximately 1:37 pm, the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office  responded to a report of an adult male that was missing on Clearwater Lake. The male is described as being a 44 year old from Sartell, MN.

The male was with a group of people who had been out on Clearwater Lake on a pontoon. The group had stopped the pontoon to go swimming. The group entered the water and the male did not surface.

At approximately 5:04 pm, the Sheriff’s Office Dive Team located the male in 20 feet of water. The male was transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office. Foul play is not suspected.

The victim has beem identified as Gary Thomas Steichen, age 44, from Sartell.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Deerwood Police Department, Minnesota DNR Conservation Officers, The Deerwood Fire Department, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Ambulance and the Minnesota State Patrol.

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