78-Year-Old Man Dies while Swimming in Hubbard County

Updated: 06/27/2014 1:15 PM
Created: 06/27/2014 11:40 AM
By: Megan Stewart

A 78-year-old man died while swimming in a Hubbard County lake Thursday evening. The incident happened around 7 p.m., on LaSalle Lake in north central Minnesota.

Witnesses say Francis Peasley of Elizabeth didn't resurface when he went underwater about 20 feet off the end of a dock. 

Divers recovered Peasley's body around 9:15 p.m., in about 20 feet of water.

Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The incident remains under investigation by the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office.

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