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Teen dies while kayaking on lake in central Minnesota

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Duluth Minnesota 424 W. First St. 55802

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A 15-year-old boy died in a weekend kayaking accident in central Minnesota.

Brennon David Johnson of Montevideo was found dead in Lobster Lake after being reported missing, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reported. Johnson was wearing a lifejacket and was still in the kayak, and may have been unable to get out of it after it capsized, according to deputies who responded to the scene.

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The Douglas County medical examiner determined the death to be an accidental drowning.

Johnson went kayaking about 12:30 p.m. and had not returned when the sheriff’s office was called shortly before 5 p.m. He was found shortly before 6 p.m. on the northwest side of the lake by boaters who had joined the search.

Lobster Lake is just south of Interstate 94 about 8 miles west of Alexandria.

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