Boy Dies in Swimming Accident on Rainy Lake

By KBJR News 1

Boy Dies in Swimming Accident on Rainy Lake

July 30, 2013 Updated Jul 30, 2013 at 6:46 AM CDT

St. Louis County, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A fourteen–year–old boy is dead following a swimming accident Monday evening in Voyageurs National Park.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, the accident happened at 6:20 p.m. on Rainy Lake in far northern St. Louis County.

Authorities say the boy was with a group touring the lake on a houseboat when the incident happened. The Sheriff's Office says the boy was transported by air to Essentia Health Duluth where he later died.

The St. Louis County and Koochiching County Sheriff's Offices are investigating the incident.