Monticello Man Drowns While Trying to Help Children
MONTICELLO TOWNSHIP -- Another drowning incident in Minnesota, this time in Wright County Sunday.
The sheriff's office was called to Cedar Lake just southwest of Monticello at about 5:15 p.m. for a man who had gone into the water and had not returned to the boat.
Fifty-two-year-old Chad Holland of Monticello had left a pontoon to assist several children who were swimming near the boat. Authorities say the boat began drifting away from the kids so Holland entered the water to help them.
Others on the lake helped return the children to the pontoon, but Holland was not found.
Deputies and the other boaters were eventually able to find Holland who was unresponsive in the water. Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful.
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