2015 Sees Highest Boat-Related Fatalities In A DecadeMinnesota ended 2015 with its highest number of boating deaths in a decade. The DNR said there were 18 boating-related deaths last year. The Star Tribune reports that's the most since 23 people died in 2005.
ME Rules Man Missing For 2 Months DrownedA Mounds View man who had been missing for nearly two months died after he drowned. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner released the final autopsy report for Henry McCabe, ruling it a drowning.
Moorhead Man Accused Of Drowning Deer Pleads Not GuiltyA Moorhead man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he pursued a deer with a pontoon boat until the animal drowned. Fifty-five-year-old Steven William Timm is charged in Mahnomen County with two misdemeanor counts, animal cruelty and chasing a wild animal with a motor vehicle.
Hennepin Co. Honors Man Who Saved Girl From DrowningA 9-year-old girl is alive and well all thanks to the quick thinking of a stranger. De'Asia Johnson fell to the bottom of a pool at the Bloomington Ramada last month. Guy Brown heard Johnson's mother screaming for help, jumped in and saved her.
Crews Recover Body Of Duck Hunter From Pine County LakeSheriff's officials say the body of a duck hunter who fell from a boat into a Pine County lake has been recovered. Two other men who were hunting with the victim say they came to a boat landing on Oak Lake Thursday near Duquette.
Coon Rapids Man Who Died Trying To Save Nephew Among Carnegie HeroesA Coon Rapids man who died trying to save his nephew from drowning last year is one of 22 people being honored with a Carnegie Medal for heroism. Twenty-one-year-old Tou Hu Vang jumped into the St. Croix River to save his 11-year-old nephew, Calvin Yang, on May 25, 2014. The two were fishing near Taylors Falls when Yang slipped and fell in the river. It took searchers five days to find Vang's body. Yang was rescued by a Good Samaritan soon after he fell in.
Sheriff: Body Of Bemidji Man Found Floating In Miss. RiverThe Beltrami County Coroner's Office has ruled the death of a Bemidji man found floating in the Mississippi River Saturday as accidental. The body of 65-year-old Francis Normen Smith was found floating face down in weeds about 10 feet from the shore of the river between Lake Irvine and Lake Bemidji.
Sheriff: Monticello Man, 52, Drowns In Lake MitchellThe Sherburne County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 52-year-old Monticello man was found unresponsive in Lake Mitchell and later died.
Authorities Recover Body Of Swimmer From Lake HarrietThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office has recovered the body of a man from Lake Harriet in Minneapolis early Monday morning. Hennepin County Water Rescue crews went out to the lake around 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening when witnesses say the 43-year-old man went under.
Sheriff: Man, 43, Drowns In Lake HarrietWater rescue crews are looking for a man they say probably drowned in Lake Harriet Sunday night. Hennepin County Water Rescue crews came out to search at about 6:30 p.m. when witnesses say a 43-year-old man went under.
Pre-Teen Girl Drowned In New Brighton CreekA pre-teen girl drowned Thursday after about 20 minutes underwater in a New Brighton creek.
20-Year-Old Drowns In St. Croix RiverA 20-year-old man from rural Chisago County drowned Tuesday in the St. Croix River.