Boy Drowns In Lake Near Rush City

Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 6:40 am

A 5-year-old boy drowned in a lake just west of Rush City on Tuesday.

According to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office, the boy’s family was visting friends and family on Round Lake. The boy, Matthew Siefert, went to go swimming.

Authorities said that family members told him to wear a life jacket.

When they couldn’t find him a short time later, they went to look for him and found a life jacket on a dock. He was found in the lake a short distance away in about 12 to 14 feet of water.

Authorities said it appears Siefert was going to the dock to get his life jacket when he fell in the water.

Rescue crews arrived at the scene and attempted to revive the boy, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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