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UPDATED: Man drowns in Lake LaSalle Thursday night

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By Sarah Smith / Enterprise

A 78-year-old man drowned Thursday night on Lake LaSalle in northern Hubbard County.

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     The drowning occurred in the new state recreation area’s campground and swimming area, LaSalle SRA, west of Becida.

     The man apparently went off the end of the dock and disappeared while swimming with a group of friends about 7 p.m.

     Francis Peasley of Elizabeth, was the victim.

     Hubbard County called in the Lakes Area Dive Team to recover the body, which was located by underwater cameras. 

     The dive team didn’t arrive on the site until 8:45. They found the body at 9:15. An autopsy is being performed at the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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