Skip to main content

Dive team, water patrol search popular Twin Cities lake for missing swimmer

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

This embed is invalid

Rescue teams searched a Little Canada lake Saturday afternoon for a male swimmer who went missing.

The Pioneer Press says the man was trying to swim across Gervais Lake with another man Saturday around 3:30 p.m. when he disappeared.

Sgt. John Eastham with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office told BringMeTheNews the individual was not found Saturday. The search is suspended over night for the safety of the divers and those in the boat, and is expected to resume Sunday morning, he said.

The city of Little Canada, on its website, says the lake is "heavily used" for swimming during the summer – but notes that "due to budget cuts," no lifeguards are on duty at the beach.

The sheriff's office tweeted the Water Patrol an Dive Team are on the scene.

Authorities have not identified the man they're searching for.

Next Up

Daunte Wright

Brooklyn Center to pay Daunte Wright's family $3.25 million

The settlement is the largest for a city outside of Minneapolis in Minnesota's history.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, June 22

The latest from the state health department.

US-169 BUS, Shakopee, Minnesota - June 2019 (1)

Eden Prairie 19-year-old killed in crash near Valleyfair

The crash happened just before midnight near Valleyfair.

image

Renderings unveiled for potential World's Fair in Bloomington

Minnesota is one of five destinations in the running to host the event in 2027.

image

Gallery: Opulent estate for sale is a Wisconsin landmark

The Italian Renaissance-style mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Daniel Santulli

Ex-frat members convicted in hazing incident that left Eden Prairie teen paralyzed

The incident left Daniel Santulli without the ability to see, hear and walk.

The Sheridan Room

Sheridan Room in Northeast Minneapolis to close

The restaurant, formerly known as the Modern Café’, had been open since 2015.

Tou Thao & J Alexander Kueng

Trial for 2 ex-Minneapolis cops moved to October

The trial for J Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao has been moved multiple times at this point.

police tape

Standoff in St. Michael: Man 'fired several rounds' at officers

The standoff began Tuesday and continues Wednesday.

Screen Shot 2022-06-21 at 9.10.22 PM

Arizonan ID'd as man killed by falling tree at Minnesota resort

A tree came crashing down on a camper during a severe storm Monday night.

Screen Shot 2022-06-21 at 3.47.02 PM

Attempted kidnapping of toddler at Brooklyn Park McDonald's

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon inside McDonald's.

minneapolis police

Court finds Minneapolis 100+ cops short of mandatory minimum

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Mayor Jacob Frey failed to meet his legal duty to hire more officers or demonstrate why he hasn't done so.

Related

lake, water

Search effort underway for missing swimmer in western MN lake

He was swimming from a boat Sunday when he went missing.