BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a Sartell man who drowned in a lake near Brainerd.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office says 44-year-old Gary Steichen was on a pontoon with friends on Clearwater Lake, east of Brainerd, Thursday when he and a group of people went into the water to swim.
Steichen did not resurface, and sheriff's officials were called.
The St. Cloud Times (http://on.sctimes.com/1mE3ncd) reports sheriff's officials found Steichen around 5 p.m. in 20 feet of water.
Information from: St. Cloud Times, http://www.sctimes.com