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28-year-old man drowns after going into central Minnesota lake to retrieve bobber

The sheriff's office said it happened around 8 p.m. on July 4.

A 28-year-old central Minnesota man died Sunday evening after attempting to retrieve a bobber from a lake.

The man, from Hawick, had been out fishing on the dock of nearby North Long Lake, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office. Just before 8 p.m. he went into the water to get a bobber.

During his retrieval efforts, he "began to struggle" and went under the surface, then never came back up, according to the sheriff's office. He was not wearing a life vest at the time.

Multiple agencies responded to the scene and searched the lake. They found the man and attempted life-saving measures, the sheriff's office said, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office is not naming the victim yet as they notify family. 

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