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GIlbert Lake Drowning Update

Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl reports the victim found in Gilbert Lake has been identified as Douglas Alan Larson, age 66, from Brainerd, MN.

Larson's vehicle and boat trailer were located at the lake access, and his boat was found beached a short distance from teh access and where Larson was found in the water. Through the investigation it appears that Larson had been in the process of launching the boat when it apparently drifted away. Indications are that Larson undressed in an attempt to enter the water and retrieve his boat.

Larson was transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

Sherrif Dahl reminds everyone to use good recreational water and boating safety, and seriously consider all of the risks before entering the water. Although the weather is becoming warmer, the water temperature is still somewhat cold and can affect the time in the water.