School staff member dies in central Minnesota swimming incident

The Hutchinson man's name was withheld Monday, pending notification of family.

Picture of Northstar Camp sign
A sign on County Road 142 offers directions to North Star Camp on Rice Lake in Brainerd. The camp was the site of a fatal swimming incident Monday, Sept. 5, 2022.
Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
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BRAINERD — A 30-year-old Hutchinson, Minnesota, man died after disappearing underwater Monday, Sept. 5, while swimming in Rice Lake in Brainerd.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at about 1:37 p.m. Monday at North Star Camp, 11287 Eagleview Drive, of a staff member from a southern Minnesota school who went underwater. The staff member was with a group of students on a weekend retreat.

Upon arrival, deputies learned a student with the group retrieved the man from the water. Deputies, along with officials from North Memorial Health Ambulance, administered life-saving measures before the man was transported to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, where he was later pronounced dead.

His body was transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The cause of death was not yet confirmed Monday evening.The name of the victim was withheld Monday pending notification of family.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team assisted at the scene.

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