Drowning Reported in Western Minnesota Lake
Alexandria, MN (KROC-AM News) - Authorities in western Minnesota are reporting a drowning death.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a 911 call just before 5 PM on Saturday concerning a man in the water on Lake Ida just north of Douglas. By the time they arrived at the scene, people living along the lake had brought the man to shore and had begun administering CPR. Emergency responders took over the life-saving measure, but they were not able to resuscitate the man.
A news release indicates the victim was found about 35 feet from the shore in about 6 feet of water. He was not wearing a life jacket. Information about how he may have ended up in the water has not been released and officials say the deadly incident remains under investigation.
The victim's name is not being released until his family can be notified.
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