Exchange student from Egypt drowns in Minnesota

Published 8:28 pm Thursday, August 23, 2018

ELY — Sheriff’s officials said a teenager who drowned in a northern Minnesota lake was a foreign exchange student from Egypt.

Eighteen-year-old Ammar Abo El-Nagoh was a student at Oberlin College in Ohio.

Witnesses told investigators that the teen was wearing a life jacket when he swam from shore to a floating dock and back on Twin Lakes near Ely Tuesday evening. Authorities said he decided to try again without the life jacket, but went under.

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His body was recovered about 30 minutes later.