Diver dies at site of North Shore shipwreck

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.

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