Missing man now identified by FL police

Forest Lake police at 2 p.m. today released the name of a local who is missing.

Capt. Greg Weiss said the county water patrol unit continues to search First Lake for Tod Alan Crawford, 51, of Forest Lake. He has been missing since Monday afternoon when his unattended pontoon boat was found washed ashore on the north side of First Lake. His golden retriever had been found earlier swimming near the boat.

“The family is requesting privacy as they deal with the situation,” Weiss said in a press release on Tuesday. Crawford is married and has two children.

In addition to the water search by the sheriff’s water patrol team, the county on Monday utilized the Minnesota State Patrol aircraft for an air search and the Forest Lake Fire Department to assist with the water search, but they were unable to find the missing man..