ORONO, Minn. — The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says a diver who was reported missing while scuba diving in Lake Minnetonka Friday has died.
The sheriff’s office says the Hennepin County Water Patrol, Long Lake Fire Department and Orono Police Department responded to reports of a missing diver in Maxwell Bay around noon.
The water patrol, along with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, initiated the search for the diver using Sonar equipment before he was located by a fellow diver about 30 feet from where he was last seen.
Emergency crews immediately began life-saving efforts on shore, but say the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
On July 1, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the victim as 20-year-old Brady Aune of Elko New Market. The cause of death was determined to be an accidental drowning, according to the news release.
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