Fatal Boating Accident in Northern MN

A weekend of boating turned fatal this holiday. 

Saturday afternoon Beltrami County deputies responded to a report of a woman who was found unresponsive in the water on Cass Lake.

Deputies learned that the victim, identified as Brenda Larson, age 50 of Eden Prairie, MN, had been riding in a boat being driven by Matthew Kinghorn, age 45 of Minnetonka, MN. 

While underway, Larson, Kinghorn and a four year old were thrown from the boat.  Kinghorn and the child were rescued by fishermen who were passing by.

A short time later Larson was recovered from the water, unresponsive and not breathing.

Larson was taken to shore by rescuers and was transported by ambulance to the Cass Lake Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Kinghorn has been arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated and is being held at the Beltrami County Jail pending formal charges.  

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