AITKIN -- A man drowned after falling overboard on a boat.

The Aitkin County Sheriff's Office says at about 4:00 p.m. on Saturday they were called to Elm Island Lake.

The initial report is that a group of friends had been fishing for about two hours.  The victim was sitting on the edge of the boat.  He suddenly fell into the water, was not wearing a life jacket, and did not resurface.

One of the victim's friends jumped into the water and tried to find him but was unsuccessful in the murky water.

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The Crow Wing County Dive/Rescue Team helped with the search. Marine electronics were used to find the victim at about 8:00 p.m.

The man has been identified as 25-year-old Daniel Nelson of Hopkins.

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