Leech Lake canoeist missing

FEDERAL DAM, Minn. - Authorities is Cass County continue to search for a man after his canoe capsized on Leech Lake.

Sheriff Tom Burch says they received a report, just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, of an overturned canoe on the east side of Leech Lake in the area of Sugar Point.

Burch says they are searching for a 66-year-old man from Federal Dam.

The Federal Dam Fire Department, Leech Lake Tribal Police, Leech Lake DNR, State DNR Conservation Officers, Lakes Area Dive Team and the Minnesota State Patrol are all conducting the search.


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