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Man who jumped into Burnsville lake to save girlfriend found dead

Officials said they found the body of 36-year-old Matthew Brust in Crystal Lake late Saturday night.
Credit: Kare 11

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Investigators said a man who jumped out of a boat on Crystal Lake in Burnsville to save his girlfriend Saturday has been found dead. 

The Dakota County Sheriff's Office dive team and other agencies conducted a water search starting at about 5:45 p.m. and lasting late into the evening. At about 11:25 p.m., deputies located the body of 36-year-old Matthew Brust. 

The sheriff's office said Brust and his girlfriend were boating on the lake when she fell in, and Brust jumped in to help. His girlfriend was able to climb back into the boat, but the boat drifted away from Brust. He disappeared under the lake's surface and did not come back up. 

Dakota County deputies were assisted in the search by Burnsville police and fire personnel, and agents from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).