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Drownings in Minneapolis, Prior Lake were at beaches with no lifeguards

There were also four near-drownings in Minneapolis Tuesday.
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MINNEAPOLIS — The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office released the records for two drownings that happened this week in Prior Lake and Minneapolis.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, there are no lifeguards in many cities in the state.

The first incident involved a 43-year-old man from Shakopee, who drowned Monday in Upper Prior Lake at around noon.

The second incident involved a 19-year-old man from Santa Clara, California, on Tuesday in Bde Maka Ska at around 8:15 p.m. He died Wednesday.

There were four near-drownings in Minneapolis Tuesday, but it is unclear if the 19-year-old who died was one of them.

One swimmer nearly drowned on Lake Nokomis, two more nearly drowned on Bde Maka Ska, and a kayaker had to be dragged to shore by another kayaker after overturning in Bde Maka Ska.

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