Hopkins man drowns swimming in western Wisconsin lake

  • Updated: July 7, 2014 - 10:38 PM

A Twin Cities area man trying to swim to a raft drowned in a western Wisconsin lake over the weekend, authorities said Monday.

The body of Deangelo L. Williams, 24, of Hopkins, was found by emergency responders late Sunday morning about 30 yards from a dock on the north side of Balsam Lake, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to the Sheriff’s Office:

Williams and a female were swimming to a raft. The female made it, but she noticed that Williams had disappeared.

Several emergency agencies responded, and Williams’ body was recovered about 75 minutes later in roughly 10 feet of water.

Paul Walsh

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