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Man, 70, drowns in Lake Florida

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WILLMAR, Minn. -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff has identified a 70-year-old man who drowned in Lake Florida on Wednesday as James Toth of rural Spicer, Minn.

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According to a news release from Sheriff Dan Hartog, law enforcement was informed about 4:35 p.m. Wednesday that a person had been found in the water at a home along 13th Street Northwest on Lake Florida.

The responding deputy arrived to find people performing CPR on the man, who had been found in the water by relatives. Toth was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar where he was pronounced dead.

Hartog said it appears that Toth was on his dock, possibly doing something on his boat, which was on a lift, when he fell, struck his head and landed in the water.

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Pioneer staff reports
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