Body of missing man recovered from Forest Lake

The body of a Forest Lake man who went missing on Monday was recovered from Forest Lake today, July 5. According to the Forest Lake Police Department, the body of Tod Alan Crawford, 51, was located by a member of the public at 11:25 a.m. on First Lake, about one-half mile from where his unoccupied pontoon boat was found floating three days ago. The search was still underway at the time, with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office combing the lake by boat and the State Patrol looking on from helicopter.

The county water patrol team transported the body to shore and turned it over to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy will be performed, which is standard procedure.

Police were first alerted to the situation Monday afternoon when a youth on a jet ski found a dog swimming around the unattended pontoon boat.