5-year-old boy drowns in Crystal Lake

7:49 PM, Aug 24, 2013   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. - A 5-year-old boy has died after going underwater on Crystal Lake on Saturday afternoon.

The Grand Rapids Police Department said that the boy was trying to get on top of a swim raft when he went underwater at about 1:30 p.m.

Officers and first responders pulled the boy from the water. He was taken to Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital where he later died.

The Grand Rapids Police Department continues to investigate the events leading up to the drowning.

The Itasca County Sheriff's Department assisted in the rescue effort.

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