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Hennepin County Water Patrol

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How To Survive After Falling Though Ice

With 104 lakes and three rivers in Hennepin County alone, Sheriff Rich Stanek says it’s a busy time for ice rescues in Minnesota. “Maybe you had subzero temperatures, but you’re going to go through,” Stanek said. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office responded to 25 rescue calls out on the lakes last winter from people falling through the ice. Three people were killed. “The most important thing is to stay calm,” he said.

12/20/2013

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Authorities ID Body Found In Mississippi River Near Fort Snelling

Authorities have identified the body of a woman that was found earlier this week in the Mississippi River near Fort Snelling. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said Friday authorities recovered the body of 16-year-old Erika Renee Borgstrom of Roberts, Wis.

05/31/2013

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Henn. Co. Seeks More Water Patrol Volunteers

When responding to ice accidents, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says they want more resources.

02/16/2013

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Authorities: Baby In Critical Condition After SUV Breaks Through Ice

A 9-month-old girl is in critical condition Friday night after an SUV holding her parents and sister broke through the ice on Lake Minnetonka, authorities say.

01/18/2013