Body found in Lino Lakes lake hours after call of a boater in distress

September 23, 2018

Rescuers found a body in Peltier Lake in Lino Lakes late Saturday night after responding to a report of a boater in distress.

The search began at 6:40 p.m., after a report that the driver and sole occupant of a boat was seen falling in the water, Anoka County Sheriffs Cmdr. Wayne Heath said in a news release.

Witnesses said the boat was seen circling in the lake without anyone aboard, according to KSTP-TV.

Crews recovered the boat and continued to search until they found the dead boater underwater at 11 p.m., Heath said.

The identity of the boater was not released, pending notification of family members.

The Anoka County Sheriffs Office and the Lino Lakes Police Department are investigating.

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