Man drowns while swimming in Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka

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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.