Skip to main content

Family of man who died in Lake George: 'Truly one of a kind'

Scott Fox died in a tragic accident on Lake George on Saturday, July 15.
Scott Fox

Scott Fox

The 53-year-old Oak Grove man who died in a tragic accident at Lake George in the northern metro area on Saturday has been described by his family as a "son, husband, father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend." 

Scott Fox's family said he wasn't a man who needed to described one way before another because "he loved everyone genuinely, and people loved him!." 

"Truly one of a kind," the man's family wrote in an online fundraiser. "Scott will be missed deeply by many."

Fox was boating on Lake George on Saturday. At some point, the Anoka County Sheriff's Office believes he took off his life jacket and went for a swim. Tragically, he went under and never resurfaced until a dive team recovered his body on Sunday afternoon. 

"Scott was taken from us far to soon, after a tragic accident suffered while boating out on Lake George," the online fundraiser for his family says. "Our hearts are broken and we're doing the best we can to navigate this uncomfortable and unusual space. 

"It's heavy. It sucks."

The fundraiser is in place to help the family handle the "unexpected and tragic event," something they "weren't prepare" for. 

The funds will help cover the cost of a memorial for Fox. As of Monday night, it has raised about $2,300 of a $3,500 goal. 

Fox's death remains under investigation by the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

Next Up

Police tape

Man fatally shot at a home in Brooklyn Park

The shooting happened at a home in the 7800 block of Tessman Drive.

Screen Shot 2022-09-28 at 3.36.57 PM

Scott County attorney candidates differ on marijuana possession

Scott County is one of a few Minnesota counties where the incumbent prosecutor is facing a challenger in November.

Screen Shot 2022-09-23 at 10.21.38 PM

Teen charged in shooting outside of Richfield football game

Due to the age of the suspect, the case won't be made public.

Screen Shot 2020-02-06 at 9.05.08 AM

Twin Cities Summer Jam no more: popular festival brought to an end

The festival noted how the land they host camping on has recently been sold.


Expect major traffic delays on Renaissance Festival's final weekend

Scott County officials said road closures will be to blame.

Voting survey vote election

Ramsey County sends out ballots with deceased candidate on it

The county said it's addressing the issue with the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Screen Shot 2022-09-28 at 12.30.28 PM

New haunted house experience coming to Inver Grove Heights

The exhibit will feature family-friendly and 18+ events.


lake water

Body recovered from Lake George ID'd as Oak Grove man

The man was said to be swimming when he went under on Saturday.

Siblings left without parents after father dies on Minnesota lake

Rick Longnecker died while fishing on Lake Oliver this week.

Screen Shot 2019-06-15 at 8.54.36 PM

Man still missing after going under while lake swimming

The search was called off overnight at Lake George in Anoka County.

Screen Shot 2021-07-03 at 8.01.03 AM

Man who drowned on Lake Minnetonka was due to become a father

Benjamin Garcia died after drowning on Lake Minnetonka Thursday evening.

Christopher Schultz

Tributes paid to the father who drowned saving 3-year-old son

Christopher Schultz made the ultimate sacrifice for his son on Saturday night.


Man who drowned in Lake Minnetonka remembered as 'Tonka Tom'

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the man's son.

lake water

Man dies in apparent drowning at Lake Burgen in Alexandria

The 49-year-old's body was recovered in about 10 feet of water.

Body found in search for missing man on Lake George

The search had resumed on Sunday morning.