Men found dead on Big Marine Lake identified

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The names of two men whose bodies were found last week on Big Marine Lake in Washington County have been released.

According to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office, the men have been identified as 45-year-old Richard Gannon, of Centerville, and 55-year-old Rony Boyce, of Hugo.

As previously reported, an official with the sheriff’s office said witnesses called to report a boat overturning and two occupants being tossed into the water at about 2 p.m. Friday.

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The witnesses heard their calls for help and took their boats out on the water to assist, but neither of the two boaters could be found.

Authorities say one of the bodies was found shortly after 7 p.m. Friday, while the second was found around 4 p.m. Saturday.

As of this time, the cause as to why their boat overturned is still being investigated.