A 77-year-old man was pulled from a New Brighton lake after apparently drowning Monday, according to the Ramsey County sheriff’s office.
Emergency responders were called to Long Lake about 12:10 p.m. The man was found about 30 feet off shore in water approximately 4½ feet deep, said Steve Linders, a sheriff’s office spokesman.
An off-duty firefighter brought the man to shore. Allina Health Emergency Medical Services responded and attempted life-saving measures, but he was pronounced dead.
The man was fishing before taking off his shoes and socks, and wading in the water, Linders said. It wasn’t immediately clear what led to his apparent drowning.