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UPDATE Sunday: Name of victim released in Lake Miltona drowning

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has identified the man who drowned in Lake Miltona Saturday afternoon as Scott A. Gagner, 55, of Miltona.

The sheriff's office received a 911 call at 4:34 p.m. about Gagner, who went overboard on the west side of the lake and hadn't re-surfaced.

The location where Gagner was last seen was marked by GPS and the sheriff's office dive team began search efforts.

North Air Care responded and was able to locate Gagner in the water. His body was removed from about 6 and 1/2 feet of water and resuscitation efforts began immediately.

Gagner was transported to shore and North Ambulance personnel continued with resuscitation efforts. However, Gagner, who had been in the water for at least one hour, did not survive.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office was assisted by private boaters, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Leaf Valley First Responders, Miltona First Responders, North Ambulance and North Air Care.

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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