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Willmar man apparent drowning victim in Hubbard County

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A Willmar man apparently drowned on Lower Bottle Lake Wednesday night.

According to the Hubbard County Sheriff's Department, 75-year-old William Naylor was working on his boat when he fell off the lift into the water shortly after 7:30 p.m.


Naylor's wife and a neighbor tried to resuscitate him, the sheriff's department said. Nevis First Responders took over but were unable to revive him.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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