Belle Plaine man dies in hospital after falling out of capsized duck hunting boat

Belle Plaine man dies in hospital after falling out of capsized duck hunting boat Photo: Facebook/Le Sueur County Sheriff's Department.

Created: November 29, 2020 04:06 PM

Authorities say a Belle Plaine man died overnight after emergency personnel pulled him from a lake in Le Sueur County on Saturday morning.

According to the Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a report of a capsized duck hunting boat around 9:45 a.m. at the Clear Lake Public Access in Lexington Township.

When deputies arrived, they found 29-year-old Nicholas Brooks of Belle Plaine sitting on top of the overturned boat, and 55-year-old Jeffrey Brooks, also of Belle Plaine, was found floating in the water several yards away. Both of them were retrieved from the lake.

Lifesaving efforts were performed on Jeffery Brooks, and he was taken to Mayo Clinic St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. A private party took Nicholas Brooks to a hospital in New Prague.

Jeffery Brooks died in the hospital overnight, the sheriff's office said.

The Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.

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