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Emergency crews find swimmer’s body in Big Kandiyohi Lake

Rescue crews have found the body of a Danube man who drowned in Big Kandiyohi County Lake on Sunday.
On Wednesday, June 9, at about 6:45 a.m., the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of Martin Gonzalez Jr., age 32, of Danube. Gonzalez was reported missing while swimming from a boat with friends on June 6. He was not wearing a life vest.
Search and rescue efforts began Sunday until he was located by deputies from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from Christian Aid Ministries Search & Rescue Group.
Assisting the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office were the Lake Lillian Fire Department, Lake Lillian Ambulance, Carris Health/Rice Hospital Ambulance, Life Link, New London Fire Department, Spicer Fire Department, Kandiyohi County Rescue, Minnesota DNR, Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Willmar Police Department, McLeod County Sheriff’s Office, Kandiyohi County Emergency Management, Minnesota State Patrol, Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, North Star Search & Rescue, Christian Aid Ministries Search & Rescue, West Central Search & Rescue, Management from Big Kandiyohi County Park East, Knights of Columbus, American Red Cross and many more who donated to this effort, whether it be in time or food stuff for first responders.
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