FAIR HAVEN, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 73-year-old Bethel man has drowned in Clearwater Lake in central Minnesota.

The Stearns County sheriff's office says Harald Nesenson was believed to be getting off his pontoon when he lost his balance and fell into the lake Saturday morning.

The St. Cloud Times reports family members found him between the pontoon and the dock around 7:30 a.m.

The incident remains under investigation.


FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say they've recovered the body of a California man who fell out of a boat and drowned on Jewett Lake near Fergus Falls in northwestern Minnesota.

Lt. Barry Fitzgibbons of the Otter Tail County sheriff's office says family members heard the victim yelling for help around 10 p.m. Friday but were unable to reach him before he went under.

Searchers were unable to find the man until after the search resumed at sunrise Saturday. The man was the sole occupant of the boat and was not wearing a life preserver.

A statement from the sheriff's office says the man was a 59-year-old California resident, but his name and hometown were not immediately released.


DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a body has been pulled from Little Detroit Lake in northwestern Minnesota after a local pilot and a police investigator spotted it from a plane.

Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander says the body was discovered about 200 yards from shore in six feet of water late Friday afternoon.

According to KFGO-AM, Glander says the body is believed to be that of a Detroit Lakes man who had been missing for almost a week.

He says there's no evidence of a crime associated with the death, but the body was sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner in St. Paul.