Drowning Reported In Chisago County
On Sunday just before noon, the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home near Taylors Falls on the report of a drowning victim. Upon arrival, the Sheriff’s Office noticed that the victim was already receiving CPR.
The victim, later identified as 52-year old Steven Richard Labarron from Edina, was pronounced dead a few hours later after being transported to the St. Croix ER.
It was determined that while the victim was pulling a dock out of the St. Croix River near a steep bank, it disconnected from the pulling rope. Officials believe that when this happened, the dock struck the victim in the head and caused him to fall into the water.
In addition to the Sheriff’s Office, Lakes Regions EMS and the Almelund Fire Department responded to the scene.