St. Paul Man Drowns at Apostle Islands Marina

A St. Paul man died after drowning at the Apostle Islands Marina in Bayfield over the weekend. 

The Bayfield Police Department says the body of 48-year-old David Rappath was recovered from the water on Saturday. 

Police say Rappath owns a keeps a sailboat at the Apostle Islands Marina and was in Bayfield working on his boat. 

Authorities believe Rappath was walking back to his boat late Friday or early Saturday morning when he stumbled on the dock and fell into the water.  They say he was unable to get out of the water and drowned.  Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in his death.   

His body has been taken to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. 

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