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Authorities recover victim's body from Hay Lake

BACKUS—The body of a missing boater was recovered from Hay Lake at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported.

An autopsy is scheduled with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office. The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of family members.

The sheriff's office received a report at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday of two people thrown from a boat on Hay Lake, located in Ponto Lake Township, northeast of Backus. Responders and deputies arrived and located a man who was operating the boat. He was transported to shore and treated on scene for minor injuries.

Assisting the Cass County Sheriff's Office is the Lakes Area Dive Team and the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office.

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