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UPDATE: Body of missing boater found in Silver Creek

Eyota Fire and Rescue, Rochester Fire Department, Olmsted County Sheriff's Deputies, Gold Cross and a Mayo Clinic helicopter responded to a canoeing incident that left one person missing in the water in the Silver Creek Reservoir east of Rochester, Minn. Saturday morning just before 10 a.m. August 27, 2016.
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Updated 2:01 p.m.— Authorities have recovered the body of the missing 20-year-old man after a canoe capsized at Silver Creek Reservoir in northeast Rochester Saturday.

At around 12:30 p.m., the body of the missing man was found in approximately 12 feet of water, according to Capt. Scott Behrns of the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office. The deceased was a resident of Stewartville, with him originally being from Rochester.

The identity of the man will be released on Monday morning once family and friends are notified.

"The emergency personnel that were involved in the rescue attempts and the recovery effort express their deepest condolences to the family for their loss," a statement reads.

A 911 call was received at approximately 9:30 a.m. about a canoe that overturned and one occupant was missing in the water. The reservoir is located at 1800 55th Avenue NE in Haverhill Township.


Preliminary reports determined that two, 20-year-old men were fishing from the canoe when it capsized. The men tried to swim to shore, but only one made it back.

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office Dive Team and Boat Patrol, the Rochester Fire Department, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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