Two Weekend Drownings in Central Minnesota
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 56-year-old man has drowned in the Sauk River in central Minnesota.
The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says police received a call Sunday that a man was found in the river in St. Cloud. It says the man had been pulled onto the shore but was unresponsive and blue.
Authorities say he was pronounced dead at the scene. They say foul play isn't suspected.
They say the man had been with friends in a nearby apartment complex before walking into the river and swimming in shallow water. His friends went looking for him after not seeing him for an unspecified amount of time.
Authorities aren't releasing his name until family is notified.
Meanwhile, a 28-year-old man has apparently drowned while trying to swim across the St. Croix River.
According to the Chi
sago County Sheriff's Office, deputies received a call at about 6 p.m. Saturday of a man being under water for seven minutes east of Rush City.
Witnesses told authorities the man swam across the river once and was on his way back when he started having trouble swimming.
They tried to locate the victim but he did not surface again.
Rescuers found his body at about 9 p.m. His name is being withheld pending notification of his family.