Skip to main content

Man drowns on North Shore after displaying 'odd behavior'

It happened at some docks along Lake Superior.

A man drowned entering the water on Lake Superior shortly after displaying "odd behavior," police said.

The incident happened 2:16 p.m. Saturday when police and the Coast Guard were called to a report of trespassing at CN Property near the Ore Docks in Duluth.

A man was "reported to be exhibiting odd behavior" and when police arrived to check on him, "he entered the water, going under and never resurfaced."

He was pulled to shore by Duluth firefighters and taken to a Duluth-area hospital by Mayo Ambulance, but died from his injuries.

Few details are known about the man except he is around 45 years old, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said.

Next Up

MARCUS ALEXANDER STEICHEN

Charges: St. Paul man had sexual contact 'multiple times' with 12-year-old girl

Marcus Steichen, 21, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

Charges: Mom killed infant son just weeks after getting him back from foster care

The 10-month-old died in her care in Brooklyn Park last April.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Arrests made following fentanyl bust in St. Cloud

Authorities searched two St. Cloud apartments Friday morning.

potatoes 2

Minnesota's 'frozen potato freeway' closure attracts plenty of comment

It was, let's face it, a very Minnesotan reason for a freeway closure.

Screen Shot 2022-01-21 at 9.07.54 AM

U of M fraternity raises money for chef's knee surgery

The GoFundMe has raised around $1,700 of its $5,000 goal.

unsplash restaurant cashier register COVID face mask - crop

7 restaurant, bar groups sue Minneapolis over dining vaccine mandate

"Minneapolis bars and restaurants are being used as pawns..." the lawsuit said.

Screen Shot 2022-01-22 at 7.47.53 AM

Woman fatally shot in St. Paul's North End neighborhood

It's the fourth homicide so far this year in St. Paul.

Wild

Wild flip the script, dominate Blackhawks

Ryan Hartman scored twice to earn the first game of a back-to-back.

Hopkins Basketball

Hopkins suffers rare loss to No. 1 ranked Sidwell Friends

The Royals held their own in a battle of the nation's best.

argue-wertman booking photos

Charges: 2 teens responsible for violent carjacking spree across Twin Cities

They face a combined 31 felony counts, all tied to carjackings and related crimes.

rep nolan west mn house

MN rep. says he was 'assaulted' at activist group's public meeting

The Republican said a man grabbed his arms and yanked him from the room.

Screen Shot 2022-01-20 at 12.56.52 PM

What were the 'bizarre things' seen in Minnesota's sky?

The mysterious streaks were not UFOs and they weren't pieces of an asteroid.

Related

Commons Beach, Excelsior

Man drowns while swimming at beach on Lake Minnetonka

It's the second death on the lake in as many days.

canoe

2 swim to shore, 1 dead after canoe capsizes in the BWCA

It's unclear what the lake conditions were at the time the canoe overturned.

8105 American Blvd W, Bloomington, Minnesota - July 2019

North Carolina man dies in drowning accident at Bloomington hotel

The man died at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.

Pixabay - pool ladder water

Boy, 9, dead after apparent drowning at North Mankato pool

It's the second drowning incident involving a child in Minnesota this weekend.

Man drowned in apartment swimming pool on Christmas Day

The victim has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.