BIG LAKE -- A New London man is dead after an apparent drowning.

The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office says a city worker discovered the body of a man in Big Lake just after 6:30 a.m. this (Monday) morning.

Sheriff Joel Brott says 47-year-old Lee Gerhardson's body was found in about 10 feet of water inside the swimming area.

The cause of death is under investigation but authorities do not suspect foul play.