Authorities investigate Owatonna drowning

Published 9:54 am Friday, July 13, 2012

OWATONNA  — Steele County authorities are investigating a drowning on Lake Kohlmier in Owatonna in southern Minnesota.

Police responded to a report of a missing swimmer just before 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Authorities say the young adult male victim was not a resident of Steele County. The coroner’s office was still working on a positive identification Thursday, and the family has not been notified yet.

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The coroner’s office says the autopsy results were consistent with an accidental drowning, and drugs and alcohol were not a factor.

The lake is on the south side of the city.