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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Apparent drowning in Wayzata Bay

Hennepin County Sheriff's Water Patrol, Wayzata Fire, and Long Lake Fire searched for a man who reportedly drowned on Wayzata Bay last evening, according to Wayzata Fire Chief Kevin Klapprich.

"Water Patrol, Long Lake Fire and Wayzata Fire searched for about 3-4 hours last night." Klapprich indicated. "Water Patrol and Long Lake are back out searching today."

Authorities stated that a Minneapolis man jumped from his boat to offer assistance to a person operating a personal water craft, and had trouble when returning to his own boat.  This is the first reported drowning on Lake Minnetonka this year.

Stay tuned to Wayzata.com.

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