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Officials ID 2 men killed in Lake Superior plunge

Published On: Feb 22 2013 02:54:51 PM CST
BAYFIELD, Wis. -

Authorities have identified the two men who died when they broke through ice while snowmobiling on Lake Superior off Madeline Island.

The victims were 30-year-old Joshua Reynolds and 38-year-old Mark Backes, both of La Pointe.

Authorities said the two men apparently were riding on a single snowmobile when they left Bayfield about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, bound for La Pointe on Madeline Island. They were reported overdue and missing about 12 hours later.

The Duluth News Tribune (http://bit.ly/120f5oU) reports one of the men was found in open water about 10 a.m. Thursday. Rescue crews found the body of the second victim about 1 p.m.

The snowmobile was found partially submerged in the area of the South Channel.

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