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Tragedy on Carver County lake: 2 drown in separate incidents

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A 6-year-old boy and a 60-year-old man have both drowned on Parley Lake in Carver County, just 24 hours apart, authorities say.

The man died Saturday morning; he was planning to go duck hunting when he fell out of his boat around 6:20 a.m. and into the chilly waters of Parley Lake, according to the Carver County sheriff's office. When authorities arrived they found the man, identified as 60-year-old Dean Beutow of Rosemount, unconscious in the water, according to KSTP.

Buetow was taken to Waconia Ridgeview Medical Center, then to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he later died, the Star Tribune reports.

Beutow died just 24 hours after a 6-year-old boy who was going to accompany his father on a duck-hunting trip drowned on the same lake.

In that incident, 6-year-old Hunter Heyman of St. Bonifacious, was in the family's boat by himself early Friday morning, when the boat drifted away from the dock. The boy’s father, Chad Heyman, tried to swim to the boat and pull it to shore, but the water was too cold and he was unsuccessful, according to the Star Tribune.

Rescuers were called to the scene and they located the boat a short time later, but the boy was not in it. He was found unresponsive in the water near shore, according to the sheriff's office. He was pronounced dead at Waconia Ridgeview Medical Center.

Neither of the victims was wearing a life jacket, according to Sheriff Jim Olson. He said boaters should be using life jackets when they're on lakes or rivers, especially now that the water is getting colder.

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