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1 dead, 3 rescued after 2 separate water incidents on north-central Minnesota lake


CASS LAKE, Minn. -- Two different dangerous incidents took place in the waters of Leech Lake this weekend, leaving one dead and three rescued from cold waters. On Friday, a man drowned after falling off his boat into the water. On Saturday, three juvenile kayakers were rescued from Leech Lake, according to a release from Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch.

Friday drowning

At 2:50 p.m. on Friday, April 30, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a water emergency near the Sucker Bay area of Leech Lake. Deputies and responders arrived on the scene and learned two adult males had been in a boat off the Sucker Bay landing when the victim, a 68-year-old male of Pierz, Minn., was working on the boat’s drain plug and fell from the boat into the water.

The other male in the boat jumped into the water and was able to float with the victim and the boat to shore where lifesaving efforts were attempted on the man but were unsuccessful, according to the release.


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