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Name released of man found dead in Vermilion River

The cause of death and incident remain under investigation by the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office.

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CRANE LAKE, Minn. — A 43-year-old man was found dead Sunday, a day after his canoe was found unoccupied and overturned on the Vermilion River.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office on Monday identified the victim as Keith Joseph Roy, of Orr.

Sheriff's deputies and members of the county rescue squad responded just before 1:30 p.m. Saturday to a report of a man who had gone missing while harvesting wild rice. The rescue squad found the man's body in the river Sunday.

The cause of death and incident remain under investigation by the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office.

This story was updated at 3:49 p.m. Sept. 12 with the victim's name. It was originally posted at 9:49 p.m. Sept. 11.

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