Woman, 57, identified as Zumbro River drowning victim

She drowned Friday afternoon in the southeastern Minnesota river.
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A 57-year-old woman has been identified as the victim who drowned in southeastern Minnesota on Friday afternoon.

The incident was reported at around 3:30 p.m. in the Zumbro River near Theilman, the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office reports.

The victim has subsequently been identified as Lynn Ness, of Pine Island, Minnesota.

She becomes the latest in an increasingly large number of people who have died in Minnesota's waters in 2021.

FOX 9 reported last week that as of June 14, there had been 25 water-related deaths in Minnesota so far in 2021.

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