A Detroit Lakes man is recovering from multiple stab wounds he suffered in a fight at a party in the County Road 54-Hidden Hills area July 14.
Tristan M. Wimmer, 20, was treated for his injuries at Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital.
His father, Matt Wimmer of Detroit Lakes, said his son had surgery for a severed nerve in one leg at Regions Hospital in St. Paul and is recovering at home.
“He has another appointment with the surgeon on Wednesday to see if the nerve damage is healing or not -- we’ll know more then,” Matt Wimmer said.
Tristan Wimmer was stabbed multiple times in the back and chest, with three on track to hit his heart and lungs had the weapon been longer, his father said. He was also stabbed twice in the leg.
In a social media video obtained by the Tribune, and purportedly showing the stabbing, Tristan Wimmer is seen wrestling with another man, and reacting to what appear to be sharp punches as they are inflicted. A weapon is hard to see in the video, apparently cupped in the other man's hand.
Wimmer drove to the party after leaving work about 11:45 p.m. Saturday, July 13. After the stabbing, Wimmer drove himself back to the Fox Lake-Lake Sallie area, and then after realizing how serious the wounds were, a friend drove him back to the hospital emergency room in Detroit Lakes, arriving at about 2 a.m., his father said.
So the stabbing actually occurred between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m. Sunday, but it wasn’t reported to police by the hospital until about 3 a.m.
No charges have yet been filed. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the case, Sheriff Todd Glander said.
“I’m just glad my son’s alive and home recovering,” Wimmer said.