Man dies after swimming in Itasca County

Published 8:56 am Friday, July 6, 2012


DULUTH — 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.

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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.

The man was pronounced dead at a Hibbing hospital.