RENVILLE, Minn. — Two deaths in separate incidents on the Minnesota River near Renville on Sunday are being investigated by authorities.
According to a release from the Renville County Sheriff's Department, police got a 911 call just before 3 p.m. from a person who thought they saw a body caught in a log jam on the river between Franklin and Morton.
When police came to check the area they found the body of an adult man, identified Monday as 48-year-old Matthew Wrobleski of Willmar, Minnesota. The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office has yet to release Wrobleski's official cause of death.
While they were working to remove Wrobleski's body, police got another 911 call reporting a drowning several miles upstream.
Squads rushed to the Vicksburg County Park just south of Renville around 5:30 p.m. When they arrived, officers learned that a young man had been swimming with his family in the river when he began to struggle in the water.
He was not wearing a life jacket.
Multiple agencies launched rescue boats in the area where the victim had last been seen to try and find him.
A release from the sheriff said that around 7:40 p.m. Sunday, the young man, identified as 19-year-old Lance Scheer of Redwood Falls, Minnesota, was pulled from the water by first responders, who went to work trying to revive him. Scheer was then rushed to the CentraCare-Redwood Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Both incidents are still under investigation by the Renville County Sheriff's Office.
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