Body of Missing Swimmer Found in Makwa Lake

By KBJR News 1

Body of Missing Swimmer Found in Makwa Lake

August 8, 2013 Updated Aug 8, 2013 at 3:43 PM CDT

Lake County, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Crews have recovered the body of a missing swimmer whom authorities have been searching for since Wednesday night.

29 year old Chase Winkey of Denver, Colorado was found dead under 20 feet of water in Makwa Lake near the cliff that he and another person were jumping from while swimming.

Rescue crews were called around 6:40 Wednesday evening to search for the man.

Winkey's body was sent to the medical examiner in Hibbing for an autopsy.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County Search and Rescue, U.S. Forest Service, and St. Louis County Search and Rescue were involved in the search and recovery.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns
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