Body of missing trapper found next to partially submerged kayak

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Police in west central Minnesota say they have found the body of a man who had not been seen in weeks partially submerged in a slough.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office reports that on Friday it was asked to conduct a welfare check on a 63-year-old man with a history of health issues, as he hadn't been seen for three weeks.

They didn't find him in his house, but upon investigating further they found he was a known trapper, which led officers to a slough near the East Lake Mary Road, southwest of Alexandria.

A local conservation officer checked the slough in his own kayak and found the man's body partially submerged in the water, next to a small kayak and trapping equipment.

The man's death is under investigation although no foul play is suspected.

His body was taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office for an examination. His identity has not yet been revealed by the police.

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