Virginia Man Found Drowned in Sawyer County Lake

posted Jul 9, 2019, 5:18 AM by News Room
The body of 20-year-old missing man in Sawyer County has been found.  According to the Sawyer County Sheriffs Department, 20-year old Gage Backstrom of Arlington, Virginia resident, was found dead in the water near Big Timber Island on the Chippewa Flowage on Friday morning.  Backstrom was vacationing in the area when a 911 call reported him missing last Wednesday evening around Midnight. Investigators believe the man drowned and do not suspect foul play.