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St. Louis Co. Sheriff’s Office responds to three water emergencies on 4th of July

ST. LOUIS CO., MN -- The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office responded to three water emergency calls on the 4th of July.

A 65-year-old man was found unresponsive in the water in Bear Island Lake near Babbitt after attempting to swim after a floating object in the water.

People on the scene performed CPR on the man. He was taken to Ely-Bloomenson Hospital. He was conscious and alert, the county sheriff's office said.

A 69-year-old man was hospitalized after he jumped off a pontoon boat to swim on Pelican Lake in Orr.

People on the pontoon performed CPR on him. He was conscious and alert when first responders arrived, the county sheriff's office said.

Deputies also responded to Bassett Lake for a 47-year-old man injured by a tow rope while water tubing behind a boat.

The man was taken by a private vehicle to a Duluth hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Kevin Jacobsen

News Director

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