Second angler's body recovered from Lake Benton

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Nearly two weeks after two ice anglers went missing on Lake Benton in southwestern Minnesota, search crews recovered the body of a missing man on Saturday. The other victim was found dead a week ago.

The Associated Press reports the body of 54-year-old Bradley Allen Lund was recovered Saturday afternoon. Search teams brought the body to shore where he was identified, KSFY reports.

"Mission accomplished," was the status posted on the Lake Benton Police Department Facebook page. 

Lund and his girlfriend Brianna Thooft, 29, were reported missing on Sunday, Feb. 1, after they didn't return from a fishing trip to the lake.

Police began searching and located their vehicle the next day at the bottom of the lake. Authorities believe it broke through the ice near the Norwegian Creek Campground, the Argus Leader reports.

Crews recovered Thooft's body a week ago on Saturday, Feb. 7.

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