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2 swim to shore, 1 dead after canoe capsizes in the BWCA

It's unclear what the lake conditions were at the time the canoe overturned.

Authorities recovered the body of a 29-year-old man who was one of three people who capsized on a canoe Wednesday in northeastern Minnesota. 

The Cook County Sheriff's Office reports that the canoe capsized on Tuscarora Lake around 2 p.m., with two people able to swim to an island. The third person, the 29-year-old victim, did not make it to shore. 

A search for the man resulted in the recovery of his body around 3:30 p.m. 

“This certainly is not how we hoped the search would turnout, and a tough way to start the season just days after the stay-at-home order was lifted,” Sheriff Pat Eliasen said in a release. “Our hearts are with the two survivors and the deceased’s family. I also commend all of our emergency services who responded to this incident with swift actions and professionalism.”

The victim's identity has not been released. 

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