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Deer River man dies after swim in Lake Winnibigoshish

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An autopsy is scheduled for a Deer River man who died after swimming in Lake Winnibigoshish.

Itasca County deputies say the autopsy will be conducted Friday on 65-year-old Earl Charles Seeley of Deer River.

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Authorities say Seeley was swimming and diving off a pontoon boat Thursday, and when he tried to climb back into the boat he became exhausted and died.

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