Dog walker finds dead snowmobiler near Minn. town, police say

EAST BETHEL, Minn. - A dog walker spotted the remains Thursday, Jan. 18 of an East Bethel, Minn. man apparently killed in a snowmobile crash, investigators said.East Bethel is approximately 30 miles north of Minneapolis.The body had been there at...

EAST BETHEL, Minn. - A dog walker spotted the remains Thursday, Jan. 18 of an East Bethel, Minn. man apparently killed in a snowmobile crash, investigators said.

East Bethel is approximately 30 miles north of Minneapolis.

The body had been there at least overnight, according to the Anoka County sheriff’s office.

The snowmobiler was traveling west across the Coon Lake channel and hit a tree on the shoreline. Based on the damage, authorities estimated he had been driving very fast and he didn’t appear to be wearing a helmet.

Authorities identified the victim as Corey Glen Watson, 32.

The sheriff’s office and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating the incident.