Angler’s body recovered from Leech Lake in northern Minn.

12 July 2023

WALKER, Minn. The body of a 71-year-old Walker man was recovered Tuesday, July 11, from Leech Lake after he failed to return from a fishing trip.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a missing fisherman at 5:49 p.m. Monday. According to the report, the man did not return home after fishing, and a search of the lake was conducted by boat, air and land.

His boat was located on the east shore of Sucker Bay around 8:18 p.m. Monday, and a search of the area failed to find the fisherman. The search resumed at 7 a.m. Tuesday, and at 6:32 p.m., the man’s body was located in the area of Sucker Bay.

An autopsy is scheduled with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Assisting at the scene were the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office and the Lakes Area Dive Team.


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