Snowmobiler goes underwater in lake west of metro, found dead

December 2, 2018

A snowmobiler went underwater on a lake west of the Twin Cities and was found dead the next day, authorities said.

The body of Lawrence Stifter, 52, of Winsted, was located by emergency responders about 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Winsted Lake, according to the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office said it was first alert to potential trouble when it received a call at roughly 6:30 p.m. Wednesday about a snowmobile possibly going into the water.

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

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