Body of missing swimmer recovered from Gervais Lake

The search for a missing swimmer came to an unfortunate end Sunday on Gervais Lake in Little Canada, Minn. The water patrol recovered the body of a man in his 50s, but police have not released his name.

Sheriff’s officials said two men tried to swim across Gervais Lake on Saturday, but by the time one of them made it to shore, he realized his friend had disappeared.

“We immediately conducted a search of the beach areas around the lake, just to make sure the other swimmer didn't get off on the beach somewhere else,” said Ramsey County Sgt. John Eastham.