2 year old dies days after being pulled from northern Minnesota lake

The boy was found in 2-3 feet of water on a lake up north.
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Minnesota parents and siblings are grieving the loss of a 2-year-old boy who died days after being pulled from a lake a week ago.

Sawyer John Howe, just four months shy of his third birthday, was found in 2-3 feet of water near a dock on Rush Lake near Crosslake, Minnesota, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office. 

The child, from Minneapolis, was unresponsive when he was removed from the water and was taken by air ambulance to the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital where he was placed in intensive care. 

Sadly, Howe died on June 2, according to a CaringBridge page dedicated to him. 

The Hennepin County Medical Examined identified his cause of death to be an accidental drowning. 

There a donation page for the family available through GiveMN

In a separate incident, a 3-year-old boy died two days after an accidental drowning June 1 in a pool near Montrose. The child has been identified by the medical examiner's office as Nolan James Muonio. 

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