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Man dies during diving expedition at Isle Royale

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

HOUGHTON, Mich. -- A 55-year-old Wyoming, Minn., man died Saturday after suffering problems while scuba diving off Isle Royale National Park, the National Park Service reported Monday.

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Lloyd W. Krohn was pronounced dead at the scene by park ranger emergency medical technicians.

An autopsy is underway by the Keweenaw County, Mich., Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death.

According to the Park Service, Krohn was part of a charter group diving with the charter Lake Superior Diver at the shipwreck of the Kamloops near Isle Royale.

At about 10 a.m. Saturday, his diving partners noticed Krohn was experiencing difficulties. They attempted to assist him but were forced to send him to the surface alone after he became unconscious. He was spotted by the boat crew and was brought aboard unresponsive and not breathing. Park rangers responded to the incident after receiving a distress call on marine band radio.

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