Jun 27, 2012 at 9:01 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Family members say the young man who apparently drowned in Lake Minnetonka was celebrating his high school graduation when he disappeared.
The mother of Kennedy Maddox says her 20-year-old son was on a boat with friends late Tuesday afternoon and jumped in the water to cool off. Irene Maddox says a friend jumped in after him, but Kennedy never surfaced. She says her son knows how to swim, but wasn't wearing a life jacket.
Recovery crews are focusing on an area about 300 feet from Big Island. KARE-TV (http://bit.ly/OvUGl6) says the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department has used sonar to try to locate Maddox, who graduated from Minnetonka High School a few weeks ago.
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