Man drowns in Lake Freemont

The body of an Albany man was recovered from a Sherburne County lake Saturday evening, Aug. 23. According to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott, Joshua Roepke, 23, had been swimming and boating with friends on Lake Freemont in the city of Zimmerman.
Friends of Roepke called shortly after 6 p.m. after losing sight of him during a swim. Sheriff’s divers recovered him shortly after 8 p.m. in about seven feet of water. The suspected drowning remains under investigation.