Man drowns after jumping off Iron Range cliff into lake


A man has drowned in an Iron Range lake after jumping off of a cliff, one of two drownings in Minnesota reported this weekend.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Department says it was called to a water emergency at 6 p.m. on Saturday at a beach in Gilbert, Minnesota.

A 41-year-old, identified as Jeremy Stevens of Mountain Iron, had intentionally jumped off one of the cliffs, and drowned in the lake below.

He was with four other people at the time, and police continue to investigate the incident.

The sheriff's office responded to another water emergency on Saturday at 8:45 p.m., when a 21-year-old Duluth man was jumping on an inflatable trampoline on Island Lake Reservoir when witnesses notice he failed to resurface.

He was pulled from the water by those at the lake, who started CPR, he was later taken to the Essentia St. Mary's Hospital. His condition is unknown.

Man died trying to swim across channel

A second drowning has been reported this weekend, taking place on Friday evening in Big Kandiyohi Lake, central Minnesota.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office says 51-year-old Ricardo Torres, of Olivia, Minnesota, was trying to swim across a channel in the southwest corner of the lake at the time.

He drowned in 6-10 feet of water about 175 yards from the southern point of the nearby county park, and died despite family members giving him CPR.

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