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Red Lake Department of Public Safety recovers body from Battle River


The Red Lake Department of Public Safety began a search in the waters of Battle River last evening, Monday, May 9, 2022, after Delwyn Lee Cloud, Sr., age 38, of Ponemah, fled from police officers. Mr. Cloud ran into Battle River and disappeared from sight.

Red Lake Search and Rescue members conducted a search until after midnight last night, using a Remote Operating Vehicle. Red Lake requested mutual aid from surrounding agencies.

The search resumed this morning and Mr. Cloud was located in the river just before 1 PM.

Sadly, Mr. Cloud was deceased. An autopsy will be completed and the case is under investigation.

The Red Lake Department of Public Safety would like to thank the following agencies who participated in the search and water operations: Red Lake Police Department – Red Lake Conservation - Leech Lake Tribal Police Department – Beltrami County Sheriff's Office – Bemidji Fire Department – Red Lake Fire Department – Ponemah Fire Department – Minnesota Conservation – Red Lake Forestry Heli-Tak – Border Patrol – Bemidji FBI – Red Lake EMS – Ponemah EMS – All Community Volunteers. Thank you to the Ponemah Community Coordinators who brought food for the search team. Chi-Miigwech!


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