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Body of one of three missing boaters on Lake of the Woods found

OAK ISLAND, Minn. -- The body of one of the three Minnesota boaters missing on Lake of the Woods for a week has been found. Searchers found Justin Kelly Haugtvedt, 22, of Baudette, in about 14 feet of water, Lake of the Woods County Sheriff Gary ...

OAK ISLAND, Minn. -- The body of one of the three Minnesota boaters missing on Lake of the Woods for a week has been found.

Searchers found Justin Kelly Haugtvedt, 22, of Baudette, in about 14 feet of water, Lake of the Woods County Sheriff Gary Fish said in a news release issued shortly before midnight Friday.

Sheriff's deputies and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recovered Haugtvedt's body at 5:07 p.m. in the southwest area of Oak Island after using a side scan sonar. Haugtvedt will be taken to the UND Medical Examiner's Office in Grand Forks, the release said.

On Thursday, a shoe belonging to Keith Ayers, 28, was found on the shore of Oak Island.

Haugtvedt, Ayers and 24-year-old Cody Joseph Ostendorf were reported missing after their 16-foot Lund boat was found capsized last Saturday afternoon on the northeast corner of Flag Island.

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The men, all of Baudette, were last seen leaving Sunset Lodge on Oak Island at 12:10 a.m. Oct. 3, according to surveillance video. Oak Island is east of Minnesota's Northwest Angle and more than 20 miles north of Long Point on the lake's souther shore.

Crews have been searching the shore, on the water and by air. About 100 people showed up at Zippel Bay State Park on Friday night for a vigil.

Ostendorf grew up in the Twin Cities, while Ayers, a fishing guide, is from Pennsylvania. A GoFundMe page  has raised more than $23,000 to assist family members of the three men.

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