EAST GULL LAKE, Minn. – Emergency personnel responded to a possible drowning on Sunday afternoon, May 26, near Gull Lake Resort on East Gull Lake.
A help call was placed at 3:55 p.m. The fire and rescue chief of the Looting Area, Greg Ringler, said the scanner's initial report said three children were in the water. At the scene it was learned that the victims were three adults. Ringler said that one of the adults was able to grab the other two people and swim to the shore. Once they were out of the lake, everyone breathed and talked, Ringler said.
Ringler said the three were transported by ambulance to Essentia Health-St. Joseph Medical Center in Brainerd.
The Sheriff's offices of Cass County and Crow Wing, the Minnesota State Patrol, Pillager Fire and Rescue and North Memorial Ambulance helped on the scene.
The Cass County Sheriff's Office has already responded to two possible drownings last week. Authorities responded on Monday afternoon, May 20, where Sandra Crow, 69, of Mora, Minnesota, was found unresponsive in the water, near a dock at the Woodland Resort, in the Kabekona Bay of Lake Leech, just north of Walker, Minn.
The sheriff's office then responded on Tuesday, May 21, to a report of a deceased man on Lake Louise in Wabedo Township, rural area of Longville, Minnesota. The man was identified as Robert Mindock, 78, of Illinois.