Chanhassen man identified as Lake Minnetonka drowning victim
The victim of a drowning on Lake Minnetonka Monday has been identified as a Chanhassen man.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim Tuesday as 64-year-old Thomas Walter Lang.
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office said, at about 10:26 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a report of boaters thrown from a boat in the area of Gideon Bay. HCSO personnel learned that two men were in the boat when rough water caused them to be thrown from the watercraft.
Neither of the men were wearing life vests, according to the sheriff's office. One of the men was able to swim to a buoy where he was rescued by another boater.
After an extensive search of the area, dive team personnel recovered Lang's body shortly after 12:30 p.m., according to the sheriff's office.