SAWYER TOWNSHIP, Minn. - The 67-year-old man found Thursday evening in a Carlton County lake has been identified as Steven Richard Tickle from Eden Prairie.
Authorities say Tickle was reported missing by his family. He was reportedly spending time at a family property near Bob Lake in Sawyer Township but when a family friend went to look for him, he was unable to find him.
The friend searched the lake and spotted the missing man's dog in a canoe, about 40 feet from the dock.
Deputies responded and rescued the dog, but couldn't immediately find Tickle. The dog did not have any injuries.
The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office rescue squad arrived to assist, using specialized underwater search equipment. Soon after, Tickle's body was found submerged in the lake.
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