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Authorities ID body found near Split Rock

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has identified a body that was found washed up on the beach near Split Rock Lighthouse over the weekend.

Derek Sigurd Hansen, 45, of Minnetonka, Minn., was found early Saturday morning, the Sheriff’s Office reported Sunday evening in a news release.

“It appears that Hansen drowned but circumstances involved with his death are still under investigation,” the release stated, adding that an autopsy had yet to be conducted.

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