18-Year-Old Swimmer Dies in Ely Lake

His Body Was Discovered Submerged 20 Minutes After He Disappeared

ELY, Minn. – UPDATE: The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office has identified the Miners Lake drowning victim as 18-year-old Sean Westly Giles Jr. of Detroit, Michigan.


ELY, Minn- An 18-year-old swimmer is dead after authorities say his body was discovered in a lake in Ely.

It happened just before 4 p.m. Monday  at Miner’s Lake. The name of the victim has man has not yet been released. He was reportedly swimming with a group of friends near a boat landing when he disappeared.

His body was found submerged about 20 minutes later. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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