Authorities said they’ve recovered the body of a 14-year-old boy from the Mississippi River in St. Paul Park after a drowning Sunday night. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was called at about 5:13 p.m. to Lions Levee Park along the Mississippi River on a report of a drowning.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents to stay safe while swimming or playing around bodies of water this summer. Authorities say there are three keys to preventing water emergencies. They are: watch, wear and learn.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging boaters to create a safety plan before hitting the waters this Memorial Day weekend. With a High Water Declaration in effect for Lake Minnetonka, Sheriff Rich Stanek says boaters need to manage their wakes properly, as well as have the necessary safety gear in place.
Rescue crews recovered the body of a teenager from a Carver County lake late Friday evening. The sheriff’s office received a report at about 7:30 p.m. that a teen swimming in Eagle Lake near Baylor Regional Park went underwater and never resurfaced.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office has determined that a woman found dead in Pine Lake early Sunday morning had a blood-alcohol level that was more than two-and-a-half times the legal limit. Police responded to a report of a one-car crash in Hammond Township near Pine Lake just after 5 a.m., but found the car unoccupied at the scene.
A new report is giving insight into the moments before a student drowned during gym class in St. Louis Park. In February, Abdullahi Charif, 12, was found in 9 feet of water in the school swimming pool. He later died at the hospital.
A 12-year-old boy who was taken to a hospital after being pulled from a swimming pool at a St. Louis Park middle school has died. Jamie Zwilling, spokesman for the city of St. Louis Park, says class had just ended at about 9 a.m.
A seventh-grade student was taken to the hospital after what school officials are calling a “serious pool-related incident” on Thursday. The incident happened at St. Louis Park Junior High. Principal Les Bork sent a letter to parents and guardians informing them that the incident happened during a third-hour gym class.
The body of a 49-year-old woman was recovered from the Mississippi River in Wabasha, Minn. On Thursday morning, officers were summoned to the river just south of the Eagle Center on Lawrence Boulevard after being alerted that someone may have gone off the ice and into the river.
A police dive unit resumed its search for a missing woman who fell into the Chicago River. Authorities say 21-year-old Lauren Li and another man fell while trying to help their friend, who’d also fallen into the river early Monday while retrieving a cellphone from the ice.
A Minnesota man died after falling into the Chicago River early Monday when he dropped his cell phone in the water and lunged after it, according to reports from our sister station in Chicago. Another man was hospitalized and a woman was missing and presumed dead after they went into the water to try to rescue him.
Authorities in La Crosse, Wis., said the body of a 21-year-old Winona State University student was found Wednesday after her car went through the ice in a creek. Police and fire departments in La Crosse were called to an accident at about 1:27 a.m. Wednesday, New Year’s Day, after a report of a vehicle in the water in Swift Creek.
The family of a Minnesota man, who drowned in a snorkeling accident off the coast of Puerto Rico, is now looking for answers.
Puerto Rico police say a 30-year-old tourist from Minnesota has died while snorkeling off the island’s north coast. Police said the victim was snorkeling with several other people about a mile (kilometer) off Cerro Gordo beach in Vega Alta. The others were rescued. Police did not immediately have the victim’s home town. Meteorologists had issued a high surf advisory on Saturday warning of waves up to 12 feet (four meters) through early Monday.
Police in Sauk Rapids said Wednesday they’re investigating the death of a 3-month old child over the weekend. Authorities responded to a medical situation at a residential health facility on the 1400 block of 10th Avenue NE at about 7:27 a.m. Sunday.
The Grand Rapids Police Department has identified the 5-year-old boy who drowned after going under the water in Crystal Lake Saturday.
A 5-year-old boy drowned Saturday afternoon after trying to climb on top of a swimming raft on a Grand Rapids lake, according to police. Authorities responded to a report of a possible drowning at Crystal Lake at 1:30 p.m. Upon arrival, first responders pulled the boy from the water. He was taken to Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital where he later died.
Police in Roseville have identified the victim following a car chase that ended with the driver drowning in a lake in Arden Hills over the weekend. The incident started at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Cleveland Avenue in Roseville. The driver crashed three miles away.
Police in the north metro are investigating a chase that ended with the suspect’s body being pulled from a lake. It started around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night when a Roseville police officer noticed a problem with the car’s tail light.
A 20-year-old man drowned in the Temperance River in northeastern Minnesota. According to the Cook County sheriff’s office, Pavel Shtrefleng of Eden Prairie was swimming on the Lake Superior side of Minnesota 61, just below a bridge, at about 5:25 p.m. Friday when he got caught in the current.
Sheriff’s officials say a 14-year-old boy has died in a swimming accident in Voyageur’s National Park in northeastern Minnesota. St. Louis County authorities say the boy was with a group touring Rainy Lake by houseboat.
Glenn Rolloff instantly knew something bad was happening when he saw the police and fire trucks speed into his Grantsburg neighborhood. His home is along the meandering and shallow Wood River which is dammed to form Memory Lake.
Authorities said a 20-month-old child died Tuesday after drowning in a western Wis. lake. The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office and Grantsburg Police Department responded to the incident at about 5:36 p.m. after receiving a report of a missing child.
Authorities said a man drowned in a lake north of the Twin Cities early Sunday morning after falling out of a boat, according to the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office. First responders and a dive team were called to Long Lake in Isanti County at about 3:15 a.m. Sunday after man called saying he was in a boat with a friend who had fallen overboard and not come up.
Authorities said a woman is dead after drowning in an Owatonna Lake Sunday night. The Steele County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible drowning at Lake Kohlmier Beach at about 4:54 p.m. Sunday. When authorities arrived, an unidentified Hispanic female was reported being face down in the water.