July 2, 2021
EXCELSIOR, Minn. (AP) — A man has drowned while swimming in Lake Minnetonka, the second death on the lake in as many days.
First responders were called to the lake about 6 p.m. Thursday. The man had been swimming off Commons Beach in Excelsior.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says a water patrol deputy and a Department of Natural Resources conservation officer jumped in the lake and pulled the man onto a patrol boat.
They administered first aid until paramedics took over and transported him to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where he later died.
On Wednesday afternoon, a juvenile died in a Jet Ski crash.