Snowmobiler's body recovered after four+ days of searching

Jay Schneider, Lake Region Life/Elysian Enterprise

The body of an 18-year-old Owatonna teen was recovered from Lake Tetonka in Waterville at approximately 10:45 a.m. Friday morning, Jan. 19.

Dozens of crews from local law enforcement agencies had been working from sun up to sun down since Monday morning, trying to recover the body of Eric Schwanke of Owatonna.

Schwanke, a high school senior at Owatonna High School, was presumed drowned after the snowmobile he was driving hit open water on Lake Tetonka late Sunday night, Jan.

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