MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 69 -year -old man was found dead Tuesday morning in a northern Minnesota lake.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office said William Elliot, of Deerwood, was pulled from Little Rabbit Lake in Ironton. His body was found in about 17 feet of water not far from the boat’s launch dock.
The night before, representatives were called to the lake on a welfare check after someone reported an unoccupied boat drifting ashore. A pair of socks and shoes were also found at the launch of the boat dock.
As the crew retrieved the boat from the lake, they saw no one in the water. After sunset, the search was suspended until morning.
The sheriff’s office said Elliot’s body was brought to the Twin Cities so the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office could determine his cause of death.
The incident remained under investigation.