Authorities have identified the Minneapolis man who drowned on Lake Minnetonka last month.
Paul John Miller Jr., 46, of Minneapolis died about a half-hour after emergency responders were called to Smith’s Bay on Lake Minnetonka just before 7:30 p.m. on May 22 for an unconscious man. The Hennepin County medical examiner said Tuesday that Miller drowned and ruled it an accident. No other details were released Tuesday.
According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Orono police, Long Lake firefighters and North Memorial EMS tried to resuscitate him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the death.
This is at least the second drowning in the county this year.
Across Minnesota, there have been 10 non-boating drownings and four boating-related fatalities so far this year, according to state Department of Natural Resources’ preliminary numbers.
It comes after last year’s deadly records, with the most boating-related deaths — 18 — in a decade and 35 non-boating drownings, the most deaths since 2012, according to the DNR.