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Lake Elmo Drowning Victim Identified

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The Yellowstone County Coroner identified the man who died in Lake Elmo on Saturday.

Fifty-four-year-old Lynn Wood Okken died from drowning. Witness said he fell from a rubber raft and tried to swim. According to Bob Gibson with the Fish Wildlife and Parks, a group of people on land noticed Okken's fall shortly after 9:00 Saturday morning and called for help.

Nearby swimmers tried saving Okken, but were unable to get to him. FWP wardens and Search and Rescue divers found Okken's body at 2:45 PM. Lake Elmo remained closed until Sunday morning.



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