NEAR LAKE ELMO, Minn. - One man is dead after the canoe he and his friends were fishing out of capsized in a Washington County Lake Thursday.

Sheriff Dan Starry says Washington County Deputies and Water Patrol, and Lake Elmo Police responded to the shores of Lake Jane just before 11:15 a.m. after a 911 call reporting a man in the water. Witnesses said three men in their 20s were fishing in a canoe, just one of them wearing a life jacket, when the craft capsized.

The Sheriff estimates that the victim was under water for at least 20 to 25 minutes before his body was pulled from the lake bottom. 

A lake resident scrambled onto his pontoon and sped to the scene, managing to pull one man without a life jacket and the man wearing a personal floatation device to safety. The third man, however, disappeared underneath the water. Sheriff Starry says the men were in the water for 15 minutes before dispatch even received a 911 call. The man's body was pulled from Lake Jane just 6 minutes after rescuers arrived, but by that time the man had already been under water for an estimated 20 to 25 minutes or more.

Despite life-saving measures first responders were not able to revive him. At this point the victim has not been identified, although Starry says he is a local man. At this point in the investigation alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the drowning.