17-year-old recovering after near-drowning in Stearns County

17-year-old recovering after near-drowning in Stearns County Photo: MGN Images

Updated: July 08, 2019 08:40 AM

A 17-year-old from Sauk Rapids is recovering after a possible asthma attack led to a near-drowning at Warner Lake recently.

According to a release from the Stearns County Sheriff's Office issued Monday, 17-year-old Ryan Gordon was on a tube, swimming in the lake with friends and family when he decided to swim back to shore with his 21-year-old brother, Antonio Costantino.


While swimming, Gordon told his brother he didn't think he could make it. Costantino reported to authorities Gordon's face was turning blue just before he went below the water's surface.

Costantino was able to pull Gordon to shore and family members rendered first aid until members of Clearwater Fire & Rescue arrived at the scene.

Gordon, who was alert at the time, was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment. Authorities reported his current condition is unknown.

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