Diver Dies at Shipwreck Madeira Along Superior's North Shore

September 25, 2017 02:48 PM

Authorities in northeastern Minnesota say a shipwreck diver has died along the north shore of Lake Superior. 

UPDATE: Diver Who Died in Lake Superior Sunday Identified as New Hope Man


An inspector with the Lake County Sheriff's Office said the department received a call Saturday at 1:11 p.m. reporting a diver in distress at the site of the shipwreck Madeira near the Split Rock Lighthouse. The sheriff's office says the dive site was accessed through the Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.

Arriving authorities administered medical attention, but the diver was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The diver's identity will be released pending notification of the family.


Michael Oakes

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