Minnesota woman dies after being thrown from boat on Cass Lake
BEMIDJI -- An Eden Prairie woman died Saturday after being thrown from a boat on Cass Lake and a Minnetonka man has been arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated.
BEMIDJI - An Eden Prairie woman died Saturday after being thrown from a boat on Cass Lake and a Minnetonka man has been arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated.
According to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 4:15 p.m., deputies responded to a call of a woman who was found unresponsive in the water on Cass Lake.
The release said Brenda Lois Larson, 50, of Eden Prairie, was riding in a boat driven by Matthew Allen Kinghorn, 45, of Minnetonka, on Cass Lake. While underway on the water, Larson, Kinghorn and a 4-year-old child were thrown from the boat. Kinghorn and the 4-year-old were rescued by passing fisherman, the release said. A short time later, Larson was recovered from the water, unresponsive and not breathing, authorities said. Larson was taken to shore by rescuers and then transported to Cass Lake Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Kinghorn was arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated and is being held at the Beltrami County Jail pending formal charges, the release said.
The incident remains under investigation and deputies were assisted on the scene by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Leech Lake Tribal Police and Leech Lake Ambulance.