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Belle Plaine man dies after duck boat capsizes on lake

One man was found sitting on the overturned boat while another man was in the water.

A Minnesota man died after the boat he was duck hunting in capsized on Saturday morning. 

The incident happened around 9:45 a.m. Saturday on Clear Lake in Lexington Township, according to the Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office, which reported that a Belle Plaine man, identified as 55-year-old Jeffrey E. Brooks, was found floating in the lake several yards from the duck boat that had capsized. 

Responding deputies also found 29-year-old Nicholas J. Brooks sitting on top of the capsized boat. 

Lifesaving efforts were performed at the seen on Jeffrey Brooks and he was airlifted to the Mayo Clinic-St. Marys in Rochester, where he died during the "night-time hours," according to the sheriff's office. . 

Nicholas Brooks was transported to a hospital in New Prague. 

No further information has been released and an investigation is ongoing. 

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