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Published June 30 2012

Shakopee teen dies after going under in lake

SHAKOPEE, Minn. – A Shakopee teen who was pulled from a local lake after reportedly being underwater for 30 minutes has died.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office said 17-year-old Jason Daquon Lewis was pronounced dead Saturday about 2:30 a.m.

Lewis had been fishing with others Friday afternoon at O’Dowd Lake.

Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Swedin says the group decided to raft to a popular island that has a tree swing.

Swedin says Lewis got off the raft and began to swim to shore. A Minneapolis Star Tribune report says when he was 20 to 30 yards away he went underwater and didn’t resurface.

Emergency rescuers found him and took him to a hospital in critical condition.