Man drowns while attempting to save girlfriend

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May 31, 2021

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a man drowned after jumping out of boat on a suburban Minneapolis lake to save his girlfriend when she fell in the water.

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 36-year-old Matthew Brust was recovered about 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Crystal Lake in Burnsville.

The sheriff’s office says Brust and his girlfriend were boating Saturday evening when she fell in. Brust jumped in to help.

She was able to climb back into the boat, which then drifted away before Brust went underwater.