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Diver dies in water off Split Rock Lighthouse

Brady Slater

Duluth News Tribune

A person died while diving on a popular wreck in Lake Superior on Saturday.

The person was diving with a group of shipwreck explorers in the waters off Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, said a WDIO-TV report.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office told WDIO that authorities responded around 1:15 p.m. to a report of a diver in distress. Medical personnel responded, and administered to the person, but the diver died on site, authorities told WDIO.

It is unknown what went wrong in the water, and the name of the diver is not being released at this time.

WDIO-TV is a news partner of the Duluth News Tribune.