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St. Louis County Sheriff’s Volunteer Rescue Squad member Dave Drozdowski handles Ike, a cadaver dog, on the ice off Brighton Beach on Thursday afternoon. The squad used Ike to search for a missing man whose car was found nearby. The man’s body later was found submerged in 10 feet of water. (Steve Kuchera /

Missing man’s body found in Lake Superior

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The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Volunteer Rescue Squad found the body of an adult male Thursday afternoon in Lake Superior.

The Duluth Police Department received a call at 8:15 p.m., Wednesday about a missing 31-year-old male resident of Duluth. They located an unoccupied vehicle belonging to the missing man at Brighton Beach at 3:34 a.m. Thursday. Police called the rescue squad at 4 a.m.


“We located a man’s keys and wallet on a patch of ice,” said Tom Crossmon, captain of the rescue squad. “Shortly after, we discovered the body.”

The rescue squad found the body at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, submerged in 10 feet of water.

Police said they do not suspect foul play.

Duluth News Tribune

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