UPDATED: Bemidji Man Found Dead In Fish House At Eelpout Festival Identified
A man who was found dead in a fish house during the International Eelpout Festival in Walker has been identified.
According to a release from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the victim has been identified as Samuel Schooley, 21, of Bemidji.
Deputies responded to the Eelpout Festival around 9 AM Sunday morning after a report of an unresponsive man in a fish house. The man was taken to the Park Rapids Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
An autopsy is pending with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office, and authorities at this time are not speculating on the cause of the death.