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Body found half-submerged in Lake Bemidji identified

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Body found half-submerged in Lake Bemidji identified
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

BEMIDJI, Minn. - The body of a 63-year-old man found half-submerged in Lake Bemidji at Nymore Beach on Friday has been identified as Adelbert James Ryan.

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Ryan, of Bemidji, was found by two boys riding their bicycles. A construction worker later confirmed the discovery and called police. Ryan's death is not being investigated as a homicide, but his cause of death remains unknown pending an autopsy to be performed by Beltrami County Coroner Mark Robia.

Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin said the body did not appear to have any evidence of trauma, and foul play is not suspected.

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