Juvenile Kayakers Rescued on Leech Lake

Juvenile Kayakers Rescued on Leech Lake

May 4, 2021 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

RELEASE (5/3/21) 3wiamstudio@gmail.com

Leech Lake — Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on May 1st 2021 at 4:58 PM, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of three juvenile kayakers on Leech Lake, west of Minnesota Island that were caught in the wind and taking on water, with one juvenile being in the water. Deputies responded and located three juvenile female kayakers, who were unable to paddle their partially submerged kayaks that had taken on water.  One juvenile female was in the water for several minutes. All three were wearing life jackets and were rescued from the water and taken to shore where they were treated on scene by North Memorial Ambulance and released to an adult. Sheriff Burch notes the water temp was approximately 45 degrees F and the safe outcome of this incident was the use of life jackets by all three juveniles.