Belle Plaine Man Dies After Boating Incident


LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP, Minn. (FOX 9) – A Belle Plaine man has died after a boating incident while duck hunting on Clear Lake in Le Sueur County on Saturday.

According to deputies, they responded around 9:45 a.m. Saturday to the Clear Lake public access area in Lexington Township for the report of a capsized boat.

At the scene, deputies found two men: a 29-year-old man floating on top of an overturned boat and 55-year-old Jeffrey Ernest Brooks floating yards away in the water.

Brooks was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester where he died.


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