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Traverse City Man Dies While Trying to Retrieve a Snowmobile From a Lake

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A Grand Traverse County man is dead after police say he went scuba diving in a lake trying to retrieve a snowmobile.

The Traverse City man went into Duck Lake last week to try and get the sled.

He was unconscious when rescuers pulled him from the water, Steven Wagner was pronounced dead at the hospital from a suspected heart attack.

The snowmobile went down January 26th, about a mile south of the Interlochen State Park Campground. The driver who had been ice fishing crawled to safety that day.

Wagner worked for Deering Tree Service, in Maple City, off and on since the 1980's. Both the Owner of Deering and Wagner's daughter describe him as adventurous and giving.