Hennepin County Water Patrol

Neighbors Shocked By Boater's Death In Mississippi River CrashInvestigators are trying to determine what caused a fatal boat crash on the Mississippi River. The incident happened just before 4 p.m. Thursday near Mississippi Point Park in Champlin.
Sheriff: 1 Dead In Champlin Boating AccidentOne person is dead after a boating accident in Champlin Thursday afternoon, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. Authorities were called at about 3:55 p.m. Thursday afternoon to Mississippi Point Park in Champlin on a report of an accident involving a speedboat.
No Injuries Reported After Boat Fire On Lake MinnetonkaA pillar of smoke hung over Lake Minnetonka Saturday evening after a boat caught fire on the water.
Police: Missing Swimmer Scare 'False Alarm'The Hennepin County Water Patrol says a report of a missing swimmer Saturday morning at a Minneapolis lake was a false alarm. Minneapolis Police received report that a swimmer disappeared at Lake Harriet, but the water patrol confirmed at about 11:20 a.m. that no one was missing.
Officials Urge Memorial Weekend Boaters To Keep Safety In MindMany boat owners will dust off their boats and hit the water this holiday weekend, so it's a good time to brush up on boating safety.
Rescued Wayzata Man Says Dog That Perished Was 'Only Companion'A Wayzata man is back home after escaping the icy waters of Lake Minnetonka.
Man Crashes Truck Through Ice On Lake MinnetonkaA 35-year-old man was rescued Wednesday night after going through the ice on Lake Minnetonka. According to police, crews responded to the call around 8:30 p.m. of a truck through the ice on Lafayette Bay.
Crews Recover Teen's Body From Lake NokomisA 15-year-old boy died after going for a swim with friends in Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis Wednesday morning. The Hennepin County Water Patrol began searching just after 10 a.m. after a swimmer was reported missing on the east side of the lake.
Sheriff: Ice-Out Declared On Lake MinnetonkaWith the long, cold winter we all endured, we weren't sure this day would ever come. The Freshwater Society and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Water Patrol officially made the call Thursday morning that the ice is now officially out on Lake Minnetonka.
How To Survive After Falling Though IceWith 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.
Authorities ID Body Found In Mississippi River Near Fort SnellingAuthorities 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.
Henn. Co. Seeks More Water Patrol Volunteers When responding to ice accidents, the Hennepin County Sheriff's office says they want more resources.
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