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UPDATED: Man drowns in Otter Tail County

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A Pierz, Minn. man drowned in Seven Lake while scuba diving on Saturday.

James Reardon, age 51, was found at the bottom of the lake after about a 20-minute search, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office. He was retrieved, but was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The sheriff's office reportedly received a call at about 5:10 p.m. of a male in the water at the Seven Lake (sometimes called Scalp Lake) public access, located northeast of Vergas.

Reardon and a friend were scuba diving there when Reardon went missing.

Members of the Vergas Fire and Rescue, Perham Ambulance and Otter Tail County Water Patrol assisted.

The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff's department.

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