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Bodies of anglers missing since November found on Red Lake

The pair had been missing since their boat capsized on Nov. 29.

The bodies of two fishermen who went missing on Red Lake more than four months ago have been found.

The Red Lake Police Department confirmed local conservation officers and a tribal council representative found one of the missing anglers, a 17 year old boy who has not been named, on Wednesday.

He was located in 4-and-a-half feet of water on Lower Red Lake.

Then on Thursday morning, the same group of searchers found the body of 29-year-old Deland Beaulieu, about 150 feet away from where the teenager's body was found.

The pair were reported missing on Nov. 6, after heading out fishing on Minnesota's largest lake (that's completely within state borders). Their boat capsized with three people in it, with one of them able to swim to shore.

Searchers found the bodies using a remote-operated vehicle that uses sonar and an underwater camera.

It follows thousands of hours searching for the pair over the past four months, covering vast areas of the giant lake, as authorities sought to bring closure for their families.

Beaulieu's death was confirmed by his mother on Facebook, who wrote: "
Such a happy day but yet so sad...can finally lay my baby to rest.....LOVE YOU DELAND JOSEPH BEAULIEU."

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