(UPDATED) Dakota County Drowning Victim Identified
Burnsville, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Dakota County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim of an apparent drowning.
A news release says the body of 36-year-old Mathew Brust was recovered from Crystal Lake in Burnsville shortly before 11:30 Saturday night. A dive team was called to the lake around 5:45 PM in response to a report of a possible drowning.
The Sheriff's Office says witnesses indicated the victim and his girlfriend were on a boat when she fell into the water. Brust then jumped into the lake to help her and she was able to get back into the boat. Unfortunately, Brust then began struggling and slipped below the surface as the boat drifted away from him.
The Dakota County Sheriff's Office is reporting an apparent drowning.
Officials say deputies responded to a report of a possible drowning in Burnsville late Saturday afternoon. A witness reported that a man had jumped from a boat into Crystal Lake to assist another person and did not resurface.
The Dakota County Dive Team responded to the site and WCCO-TV is reporting the man's body was recovered from the Lake around 11:30 last night. His name has not been released.