Contact Us

Kayaker Rescued From Minn. Lake

mykl Roventine, flickr

LINDSTROM (AP) – A kayaker is in fair condition after being rescued from a lake in east-central Minnesota.

The Chisago (shih-SAH’-goh) County sheriff’s office got a 911 call around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday about an overturned kayak near the middle of North Lindstrom Lake.

The caller reported he could see a person in the water holding on to the kayak. When Lindstrom firefighters arrived at the kayak with their air boat, other people were holding the man out of the water.

The man, identified as 26-year-old Andrew Simonette of Lindstrom, was suffering from hypothermia. He was in fair condition Tuesday at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

Authorities say Simonette was not wearing a life jacket. It’s not known how long he had been in the water.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

Best of WJON

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.