Teen drowns in lake near Crosby trying to retrieve a frisbee

The 13-year-old boy's body was recovered by divers on Saturday.
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A dive team recovered the body of a 13-year-old Minneapolis boy from a lake near Crosby in central Minnesota on Saturday. 

According to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, the boy was playing frisbee with his family at Armour No. 2 mine pit lake when he went under and didn't resurface. Witnesses told the sheriff's office that he was retrieving the frisbee when he began struggling in the water.

The Bemidji Pioneer reports that the boy's father was able to reach him but was forced to back away because his son was panicking. Other family members tried to help but the current was too strong. The newspaper noted that the lake has a steep drop, going from one foot to 20 feet and all the way to 92 feet deep, which is depth that divers found his body at. 

The sheriff's office said search conditions were difficult due to heavy rain that fell in the area on Friday night.

The teen's identity is being withheld pending an autopsy by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office.

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