Among the incidents was the rescue of a young swimmer in Cedar Lake in Minneapolis.
A young swimmer was rescued from Cedar Lake in Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon after she was underwater for an extended period of time.
Rescue workers and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Water Patrol were called to the lake about 2 p.m. after friends lost sight of the girl, who people at the scene described as being about 12 or 13. She was found in about 10 feet of water after apparently trying to swim to shore from a floating platform. The girl was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. Her condition was not available late Sunday.
This is one of several water emergencies around the region over the past few days.
A 23-year-old Mankato man drowned Saturday in Hiniker Pond, a popular swimming spot near Mankato, in Blue Earth County. Madi Omot Nyigow was pulled from the pond about a half hour after going under at 6:30 p.m. and was pronounced dead at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.
And authorities identified the man whose body was found last week in a western Hennepin County lake. Charles Dollar, 67, of Orono, drowned Thursday on Lake Independence. He had been reported missing late Thursday after going fishing in a boat alone that morning. His body was recovered Friday near the Baker Park boat launch.
Also Friday, Daniel Scufsa, 50, of Ely, was found dead in Burntside Lake, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office.
In far western Wisconsin, a search was underway Sunday for a 38-year-old man who fell out of his boat into Lake Pepin, a wide area on the Mississippi River near Bay City. The Pierce County (Wis.) Sheriff's Office was notified that the man was missing at 6:15 p.m. Saturday. He and his wife had been boating east of the village of Bay City when he fell overboard. His 36-year-old wife jumped into the water to try to save him but saw him go under water and could not find him, authorities said. She swam to shore and walked to a residence to call for help. Searchers recovered the boat Saturday but no body. The victim's name has not been released.
Farther south on the swollen Mississippi, a Minnesota man and his two dogs survived a harrowing trip over a dam. John Amundson, 49, of Winona, took his dogs boating above the lock and dam at Alma when his motor quit Saturday afternoon, according to the Buffalo County (Wis.) Sheriff's Office. He tried to paddle clear, but the strong current pulled him into the dam.
He put on a life jacket and grabbed a seat cushion as he went over. His boat capsized, but he floated to the surface and climbed to safety. He rescued his dogs with the help of lock workers and a game warden.