TWO HARBORS, Minn. - One person died while diving at the site of the Madeira shipwreck off the coast of Lake Superior, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
The sheriff's office received a call of a diver in distress at the site near Two Harbors just after 1 p.m. Saturday. Upon arrival, medical attention was administered but the diver was pronounced dead.
The Madeira went down in a storm on Lake Superior in 1905, according to the Minnesota Historical Society. Its wreck can be accessed through Split Rock State Park.
Friends have identified the victim as 42-year-old Aaron Timmerman. A YouCaring site has been set up to help the family.