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Man Dies After Walking Into Half-Frozen Pond

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 20-year-old Brooklyn Park man died Friday night after wandering into a half-frozen pond in Maple Grove, authorities said.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said Andrew Pitts’s death was a drowning and the manner of death is pending further investigation.

Authorities said he had gone in just after 8 p.m. on the 12000 block of Elm Creek Boulevard. He was pulled out in an unconscious state and died at 9:54 p.m. Friday.

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