The Polk County Sheriff’s Office reported Saturday night a man drowned in Bone Lake.
In the news release, they received the call at 6:56 p.m. Upon arrival of personnel; the victim was receiving care from the First Responders on scene. The Deputy learned that the male victim was swimming with family members on Eagle Island. At that time, the male dove into approximately two feet of water and appears may have struck the lake bottom, as he did not regain consciousness. Family members, who witnessed the accident, were able to load him into another pontoon and were able to bring him to shore while providing care.
Upon the arrival of the ambulance, the victim was brought to the Amery Regional Medical Center for advanced medical care, however, the victim’s injuries, along with the submersion were too great and he died.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted with this indent by the Luck Fire Department and First Responders, the Northland Area Ambulance Service, the Amery Municipal Ambulance Service and the Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office.
This matter is under investigation with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
On Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office announced David Saleh, 57, Amery, was the victim.