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Beltrami, Minn., woman dies in Maple Lake, one of five recent Minnesota lake deaths, two weekend near-drownings

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A Beltrami, Minn., woman died early Sunday after falling into Maple Lake near Mentor, Minn.

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Cindy Hanson, 55, was seen jumping off a pontoon boat about 1:45 a.m. Sunday on Maple Lake, which is just south of Mentor.


The sheriff's office, Mentor's fire and rescue crew and Polk County emergency crew responded, deploying boats.

At about 2:45 a.m., Hanson's body was located and brought to shore.

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