WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white
Mendota Heights Police Officer Killed: Tune In To WCCO Radio For Live Coverage | Full Story

Local

Police: 67-Year-Old Drowns In Itasca County

View Comments
(credit: Jupiter Images)

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Full Interview: Jesse Ventura Talks After Trial
  2. 4 Things To Know For 7/30
  3. Remarkable Softball Player Gets A Look At His Dream Job
  4. Lake Calhoun Hosting Paddle For Humanity
  5. The Lowdown: 'N Sync Album & 'Sharknado 2'

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 67-year-old man from Nashwauk, Minn., drowned on July 4 at Bray Lake, police say.

Itasca County Sheriff’s Office said James George Gleason was swimming out to a neighbors’ raft to visit some friends at about 12:39 p.m. on Wednesday, but when he got within 20 yards, he became motionless and was floating in the water.

Witnesses yelled for help, pulled him into a boat and CPR was performed before first responders took over.

However, Gleason was pronounced dead at University Medical Center-Mesabi in Hibbing, Minn.

Statewide, at least 25 people have drowned this year, including eight in the Twin Cities.

That makes it one of the highest totals in a decade.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus