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Man’s body recovered from Minnesota lake

MELROSE - Divers recovered the body of a missing central Minnesota boater on Monday, a day after a 47-year-old man was thrown from an overturned watercraft.

MELROSE - Divers recovered the body of a missing central Minnesota boater on Monday, a day after a 47-year-old man was thrown from an overturned watercraft.

Dale Urban Steinemann of Meire Grove was in the boat with his girlfriend’s two sons, ages 10 and 7. The boys were reportedly wearing life vests and were not hurt in the accident, the Stearns County sheriff’s office reported.

The boys were taken to Melrose Hospital for evaluation.

On Sunday, a witness called 911, reporting that she and others heard the sound of a boat motor clearing the water. When they looked out to the lake, they saw a speedboat on its side and watched as an occupant was thrown from the craft, according to the sheriff’s office.

The boat capsized and witnesses responded to the accident. They were able to pull the boys to safety.

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Stearns County deputies and the Melrose Rescue Squad, using watercraft and divers, began searching for Steinemann. The search resumed Monday, with assistance from the Crow Wing County sheriff’s office dive team and their sonar unit. Divers were able to locate the body.

Steinemann’s body was taken to the Ramsey County medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

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