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Deer River man dies after swim in Lake Winnie

BENA, Minn. (AP) -- An autopsy is scheduled for a Deer River man who died after swimming in Lake Winnibigoshish.

Itasca County deputies say the autopsy will be conducted Friday on 65-year-old Earl Charles Seeley of Deer River.

Authorities say Seeley was swimming and diving off a pontoon boat Thursday, and when he tried to climb back into the boat he became exhausted and died.

Authorities say it's unclear whether the death was related to the swimming or perhaps to an unknown medical condition.

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