37-year-old Wisconsin woman drowns in northern Minnesota lake

A 37-year-old Wisconsin woman died in an apparent drowning in a lake in Cass County, in north-central Minnesota Saturday afternoon. 

At 4:23 p.m. Cass County sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a possible drowning on Ponto Lake in rural Backus. A Sheboygan woman had been swimming near the shore and was found in the water not breathing. 

The victim was removed from the  water and life-saving efforts were performed. 

She was airlifted to a hospital in St. Cloud, where she died on Sunday. Her identity has not been released.