Ely, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Minnesota man was found dead in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Friday afternoon. 

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The St. Louis County Sheriff’s office says canoeists reported discovering the man’s body around 5 p.m. The 911 callers reported finding a canoe that was partially submerged with a deceased person.

Authorities then responded to the scene on Lake Agnes, which is about 25 miles north of Ely, and recovered the man’s body. He has been identified as 62-year-old Mark Ham of Duluth

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First responders found a life jacket at the scene, but said Ham was not wearing one at the time of his death. Ham’s family told investigators he was on a solo camping trip, the news release says. 

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The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office and Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating the deadly incident. 

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Officials are using the tragic incident as an opportunity to remind the public to wear life jackets while out on the water.

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