Woman nearly drowned trying to reach floating dock at Lake Harriet

The Hennepin County sheriff's office said a woman nearly drowned trying to swim to a floating dock in Lake Harriet on Wednesday evening.

Just before 5:00 p.m. at Lake Harriet's North Beach, two females, ages 17 and 20, went under water while trying to get to the dock. The 17-year-old was able to get out of the lake without help and a witness found the 20-year-old under water and pulled her ashore where bystanders administered CPR.

Both victims were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. The 17-year-old was listed in stable condition and the 20-year-old in serious/stable condition at the time of this posting.

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