UPDATE: Search crews recover body of missing Cloquet man from White Iron Lake

After being missing for five days, authorities have found the body of a missing Cloquet man.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, they found 60-year Kenneth Wildenauer’s body in White Iron Lake around 2 p.m.

They had been searching that area after finding the body of 60-year Debbie Senarighi Monday night.

Authorities say Wildenauer was located under water near where the snowmobile he and Senarighi were riding broke through the ice.


ELY, MN – The search intensified Wednesday on a lake near Ely for man now missing for five days.

On Tuesday, St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office located the body of Debbie Senarighi of Cloquet in White Iron Lake.

Authorities are still looking for her companion, Kenneth Wildenauer.

The St. Louis County Rescue Squad is using two airboats along with human remains detection dogs around the lake.

The two 60-year-olds were last seen Friday night leaving a bar in Babbitt on their snow mobiles.

Authorities say the ice thickness is about 12 inches on the main body of the lake, but only a half inch where the two broke through.

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