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Man drowns in Maple Grove lake after police pursuit

August 3, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say man drowned in a Maple Grove lake after ditching his car and entering the water to try to flee police.

The Star Tribune reports the man’s body was found in Cedar Island Lake around 5 a.m. Friday.

His name has not been released.

Authorities say officers from the Corcoran and Rogers were working to track down a car involved in suspicious activity. The suspect vehicle sped down Interstate 94, striking a police cruiser.

The high-speed chase passed through Rogers and Maple Grove until police lost sight of the car. An officer found the unoccupied vehicle, and during a search of the area, police heard two calls for help coming from the lake.

Authorities say his body was found near the area where officers heard the cries for help.


Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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