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Searchers find body of missing man in Iron Range's Maple Lake

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Searchers found the body of Kenneth Paul LeCocq, 54, Monday afternoon.

The rural Hill City resident's body was recovered in the north end of Maple Lake in nine feet of water, according to a news release from the Itasca County Sheriff's Office. An autopsy is scheduled for today (Tuesday).

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The department received a call around 2 p.m. Saturday of a possible drowning on the lake.

Deputies found a canoe with fishing equipment floating upright on the lake. The victim's vehicle was at the lake's landing.

Maple Lake is located approximately 15 miles south of Grand Rapids off Highway 169.

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