Authorities Respond to Three Presumed Drownings
LAKE LILLIAN, Minn. (AP) — A 51-year-old man from Olivia has drowned while swimming in a lake in west-central Minnesota.
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office says a possible drowning was reported Friday evening on Big Kandiyohi Lake in rural Lake Lillian. Deputies and first responders arrived to find the victim had been pulled from the water and brought to shore by a boat.
Family members were attempting CPR to revive the man. Medical personnel took over but were unable to revive him.
Authorities say the man was trying to swim across the channel on the southwest side of the lake when he drowned in about 6 to 10 feet of water. His name is being withheld until family members are notified.
TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have again suspended the search for a 26-year-old man who slipped and fell into the St. Croix River in eastern Minnesota.
WCCO-TV reports unsafe conditions on the river forced crews to call off the search around noon Saturday. Authorities expect to resume the search Sunday.
Chisago County sheriff's deputies were called Friday night to help find a man who slipped on a rock near a scenic boat tour launch and went into the water.
Darkness and the river's speed and height forced suspension of the search Friday night, but it resumed Saturday around 6 a.m.
The name of the man is being withheld until his family is notified.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota man who ran from Grand Forks police and jumped from a bridge into the Red River has died.
Police say 26-year-old Jose Ibanez, of Crookston, Minnesota, was pulled from the river early Saturday after a 25-minute search and was transported to a local hospital. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.
The incident began about 2:20 a.m. when officers on bicycle patrol responded to a report of a possible assault. They tried talking to Ibanez when he took off running.
Authorities say Ibanez jumped off the Sorlie Bridge. Police and fire department personnel in boats eventually located Ibanez along the west bank of the river near the bridge.
The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is assisting with the investigation.