The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is reporting one man is dead after an apparent drowning at an east metro lake on Thursday.
Authorities were alerted to a report of missing boaters on Lake Jane in Lake Elmo. Sheriff’s deputies learned three men were out fishing in a canoe on the lake, when it somehow tipped over.
Authorities believe all three men are from the area, and they are all in their 20s. One man wearing a life jacket was rescued by a resident who lives on the lake and rushed out with a pontoon to save the man. Another young man not wearing a life jacket was also saved by the neighbor.