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.