Man drowns while swimming in Minnesota lake

It's the latest in a growing number of water-related deaths in since mid-May.
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Another person has died from drowning on a Minnesota lake. 

According to the Cass County Sheriff's Office, a 76-year-old man drowned around 6:30 p.m. Monday on Upper Menton Lake near Remer, Minnesota. 

Authorities received a report of the man drowning and upon arrival found the elderly man's body in the water. The man had been swimming when he went under the water for an extended period of time, the sheriff's office says. 

His identity is being withheld pending notification of his family and his body will undergo an autopsy at the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office. 

Upper Menton Lake is about 30 miles west of Grand Rapids. 

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This latest incident is at least the 10th death resulting from nine incidents in waters in Minnesota or just across the border since mid-May.

– A 2-year-old boy died June 2, days after a drowning incident on Rush Lake in Crow Wing County. 

– A 3-year-old died after being pulled unconscious from a pool near Montrose about three weeks ago. 

– A 20-year-old man drowned in the St. Croix River earlier this month. 

– One of two boaters thrown from their craft on Hay Lake in Cass County died last week. 

– A Coon Rapids man died when his canoe overturned in the Boundary Waters last week. 

– A kayaking accident resulted in drowning deaths of a father and his 4-year-old son on Hart Lake near Bemidji in May. 

– Earlier in June an Appleton, Minnesota man died after he went missing while fishing on Lake Oliver in Swift County. 

– A Minnesota man died on an Iowa lake when he jumped in the water to save his niece last Friday. 

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