17 alcohol-related 911 calls on Lake Minnetonka on July 4

The Hennepin County sheriff’s office in its post-July 4 holiday weekend review said officers responded to 75 calls for service during a busy weekend on Lake Minnetonka, 17 of them alcohol-related.

Officials pinned both “irresponsible consumption of alcohol and the warm weather which attracted especially large crowds to the lake this weekend” as the two contributing factors to the large call volume.

By the numbers

-75 calls for service
-1 significant injury
-17 alcohol-related medical calls
-0 fatalities in any of the 104 lakes or 3 rivers in Hennepin County

1 significant injury

A 42-year-old man dove off a boat into Cruisers Cove, hit his head on the bottom and complained of numbness from his neck down. Emergency crews provided in-water medical care and he was flown to North Memorial Medical Center with a spinal injury.


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