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Man dies during trip in Boundary Waters

DULUTH -- A 27-year-old Duluth man hiking in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness with friends died after a medical event, the St. Louis County Rescue Squad said.

The man was found at 4 a.m. Tuesday, deep in the BWCAW, Lt. Kurt Erickson of the rescue squad said. The man’s body is being transported to a medical examiner.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office and medical examiner will conduct an investigation into the death, Erickson said. The death is not considered suspicious.

The man and two friends had been in the BWCAW for several days.

The identity of the man is being withheld until the notification of family and friends.

The Orr and Crane Lake ambulance and first responders assisted in the search, as did Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation and forest service officers.

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