Drowning in Leech Lake Investigated
RELEASE (5/3/21) firstname.lastname@example.org
Leech Lake — Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on April 30th 2021 at 2:50 PM, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a water emergency near the Sucker Bay area of Leech Lake. Deputies and responders arrived on scene and learned that two adult males had been in a boat off the Sucker Bay landing when the victim, a male, age 68 of Pierz MN, who was working on the boat’s drain plug, had fallen from the boat into the water. The other male in the boat jumped into the water and was able to float with the victim and the boat into the shore where lifesaving efforts were attempted but were unsuccessful. The incident remains under investigation and an autopsy is pending with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office. Assisting at the scene were the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, Leech Lake Ambulance and Sanford AirMed.