3-year-old drowns in lake near Brainerd

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A 3-year-old boy drowned in a Nisswa lake north of Brainerd Monday night, the Brainerd Dispatch reports.

The incident happened at about 6:30 p.m. Monday at Lake Edna, the newspaper reported. First responders and law enforcement rushed to the small lake’s east shore, and emergency crews tried to revive the boy. But he was pronounced dead at the scene, WCCO reports. Investigators are still looking into how the boy ended up in the water, WCCO reported. The boy had been found near the shoreline by his family, WCCO reports.

Few other details were immediately available.

State officials at the beginning of summer traditionally warn parents to be extra vigilant in efforts to protect their children from water dangers. As part of one new pledge, parents vow to keep an eye on their children at all times while they are in the water, and parents promise not to text or drink, among other distractions. KSTP has a collection of water safety tips.

There were 39 non-boating drownings and 15 boating fatalities in Minnesota in 2012, the DNR reports. Here's how that compares to recent years:

2011 – 50 non-boating drownings, 16 boating fatalities
2010 – 34 non-boating drownings, 12 boating fatalities
2009 – 28 non-boating drownings, 15 boating fatalities
2008 – 33 non-boating drownings, 12 boating fatalities
2007 – 26 non-boating drownings, 15 boating fatalities
2006 – 49 non-boating drownings, 14 boating fatalities
2005 – 45 non-boating drownings, 23 boating fatalities
2004 – 30 non-boating drownings, 15 boating fatalities
2003 – 32 non-boating drownings, 17 boating fatalities

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