Teen Dead in Fatal Swimming Accident ID'd

Posted at: 07/30/2013 3:39 AM
Updated at: 07/30/2013 7:08 PM

A 14-year-old boy has died after a swimming accident in Voyageurs National Park just before 6:30 Monday night. He is Briggs Anderson, of Fergus Falls.

In a press release, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says that the boy was touring Rainy Lake in a house boat with a church group when the incident occurred.

Anderson was airlifted to Essentia Health in Duluth, where he died late Monday night.

The Koochiching and St. Louis County Sheriff's Offices are investigating. An autopsy is pending.