One rescued, one dies in water accidents across stateMinnesota News
-- A swimming accident takes the life of a Minneapolis teen while a Duluth teen is saved from the waters of Lake Superior.
A swimming accident takes the life of a Minneapolis teen while a Duluth teen is saved from the waters of Lake Superior.
A 16-year-old girl has died after a swimming accident Sunday afternoon at a Minneapolis lake. She's one of at least six drownings on Minnesota's waterways since last Thursday. Witnesses say the girl was swimming with friends when she jumped off a floating raft and never resurfaced. Divers located her nearly 30-minutes later in about 12-feet of water. She was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in critical condition where she later died. The girl's name has not been released.
Meanwhile a young teen is in critical condition after being rescued from Lake Superior. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says 13-year old Jeffrey Watson Junior of Duluth was in a group swimming off a boardwalk -- and had gone underwater and not resurfaced. He was pulled out of the water by emergency personnel and taken to the hospital.