Man's body recovered from Loring Park pond after apparent drowning

The man, who was apparently nude, had been seen struggling in the water before going under.
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A man's body was pulled from a pond at Loring Park after an apparent drowning Sunday evening.

The man, who was apparently nude, had been seen struggling in the water Sunday night when he went under and didn't resurface. 

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Water Patrol responded to Loring Pond at 8:26 p.m. Sunday, Jeremy Zoss with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office told Bring Me The News. The Minneapolis Fire Department had attempted to help the person with a tube raft and saw him go underwater at about 8:33 p.m. 

A dive team and officials with Ramsey County were called to the scene to help find the man. At about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, officials located his body via sonar and then were able to recover it, Zoss said. 

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner will release the man's name and confirm his cause of death. 

This is one of at least three apparent drownings in Minnesota over the holiday weekend. A man died after jumping in Crystal Lake in Burnsville to help his girlfriend, and a man who was fishing on Trout Lake in the Boundary Waters fell off a boat and died of a suspected drowning

As of April 30 of this year, six people had died in non-boating drownings, according to the Minnesota DNR. As of the same time last year, eight people had died in non-boating drownings. 

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