Man dies in Itasca Co. lake

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Jul 6, 2012 at 7:19 am

NASHWAUK, Minn (KNSI) A 67-year-old man is dead after swimming in Bray Lake in Itasca County.

According to the sheriff's office, James George Gleason was swimming to a neighbor's raft on Bray Lake, north of Nashwauk, at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday to visit friends.

About 20 yards from the raft the Nashwauk man became motionless and was floating in the water.

Witnesses yelled for help and pulled him into a boat.

He was taken to shore, where CPR was started. He was pronounced dead at a Hibbing hospital.

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