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Man, 19, drowns after going under while swimming in Finlayson lake

The man's body was found on Monday evening.
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A young man drowned while swimming in a lake in Finlayson, Minnesota, Monday evening.

The Pine County Sheriff's Office says the emergency was reported on Elbow Lake, with deputies sent to 58500 Elbow Shore Lane in Finlayson.

"Deputies spoke with people at the scene who were swimming with the male and witnessed him go under the water and not resurface," the sheriff's office said.

A search was commenced, with Finlayson Fire Department and St Louis County Search and Rescue assisting.

The body of the man, identified as Benjamin Whipple, 19, of Kettle River, was found later in the evening.

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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