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Lake Ida drowning victim identified

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the victim is 59-year-old Danny Haak of Alexandria.

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) — Authorities identify the man they say drowned in Lake Ida Saturday afternoon. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the victim is 59-year-old Danny Haak of Alexandria. The 911 call came in shortly before 5 o’clock that there was a man in the water. He was brought to shore by neighbors and CPR was started. Emergency…

Man drowns in Lake Ida Saturday afternoon

LAKE IDA, Minn. (KVRR) – Authorities say a man drowned in Lake Ida Saturday afternoon. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a man in the water at 4:49 p.m. The man was brought to shore by neighbors and CPR was started. Emergency responders arrived and continued CPR and life-saving measures, but were unsuccessful. The man was…

Two Men Thrown From Fishing Boat, Boat Spins in Circles

They were not wearing life jackets and the kill switch was not used.

DOUGLAS CO., Minn. — A water safety reminder after two men are thrown from their fishing boat on Lake Ida thanks to strong winds and high waves. Douglas County authorities were called around 10:15 this morning for a boat circling in the lake. They say 18-year-old Ethan Sigler and 21-year-old Conner Sigler, both of Cottage Grove, were thrown from the…

Two People Escape Pickup That Went Through The Ice

Broke Through On Lake Ida in Douglas County, Minnesota

DOUGLAS CO., Minn. — A pickup broke through the ice on Lake Ida about 400 yards from the access. It happened around 7:45 Wednesday evening. 37-year-old Brent Jensen of Burnsville called the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to report the incident. He says he was fishing with a friend north of the Sugar Sand Lane lake access when the front end…

Dive Team Rescues Delano Man

The 9-1-1 call came in around 10 o'clock this morning.

A dive rescue team was dispatched after a man was seen hanging onto the side of his boat on Lake Ida. The 9-1-1 call came in around 10 o’clock this morning. The Douglas County Sheriff says by the time first responders arrived 59-year-old Timothy Geyen of Delano was able to get back to shore with his row boat. He told…