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9-year-old dies after drowning in Carver Lake in Woodbury

The incident follows a string of drownings in Minnesota over the weekend.

A 9-year-old died after drowning in Carver Lake in Woodbury Sunday evening, the latest in a string of drownings in Minnesota over the weekend.

According to the Woodbury Public Safety, officers were called to Carver Lake Beach at around 6:10 p.m. over reports of a missing 9-year-old child. Once they arrived, officers were told the child was last seen walking from the water to nearby picnic tables.

After around 15 minutes of searching, the child was located by an officer who dove under the water.

The child had no pulse and was not breathing, and was brought to shore so that responders could begin CPR.

The child was then taken to Regions Hospital via Woodbury Ambulance, but was pronounced dead.

Carver Lake Beach is not staffed with lifeguards, as is notified by beach signage. 

The incident is one of several drownings or near-drownings reported in Minnesota over the weekend. 

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A child was left in critical condition after nearly drowning in Ham Lake over the weekend. And an 18-year-old died after drowning in Quarry Park Saturday night.

On Saturday, a man died on Big Sandy Lake after he was swept under a pontoon boat. The incident occurred the same day a man died after going under the water in the St. Croix River at William O'Brien State Park in Washington County.

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, non-boating drownings as of June 6 had totaled 6 incidents, compared to 11 in 2020 during the same timeframe. There had been 8 non-fatal boating accidents as of June 6, as well as 6 boating fatalities. 

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