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Two die as snowmobile falls into Lake Superior

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BAYFIELD - Two men were killed after the snowmobile they were riding fell into Lake Superior near Madeline Island.

Ashland County authorities said the two left Bayfield around 9:30 last night - and somebody reported them missing 12 hours later. A short time later, rescuers found one of the bodies next to a partially-submerged snowmobile near the South Channel to Madeline Island. The second boy was discovered about three hours after that. Ashland County officials said both men were in their 30's, and they lived on Madeline Island.

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Their names were not immediately released, pending notification of relatives. They are the 13th-and-14th fatal victims of Wisconsin snowmobile crashes this winter.

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