Bystanders rescue woman from water in Minneapolis lake

Published 10:01 am Thursday, June 11, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Bystanders rescued a woman who had gone underwater in a lake in Minneapolis.

Hennepin County sheriff’s officials said a 17-year-old girl and 20-year-old woman were attempting to swim to a floating dock at Lake Harriet’s North Beach Wednesday. Both went under water, but the teen surfaced and made it out of the lake on her own.

According to a press release, Zachary Beckman said he was asleep on the beach and awoke to a chaotic scene. Beckman is a certified lifeguard so he got other bystanders to get a search line going in the water and soon they found the woman about 15 to 20 feet from shore at the bottom of the lake.

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Beckman and two others brought the woman to shore where another bystander performed CPR and revived her. She was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center.