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Published July 04 2012

Minnesota boy, 5, drowns in Chisago County lake

RUSH CITY, Minn. — Authorities in Chisago County say a 5-year-old boy has drowned at Round Lake.

Investigators believe that Matthew Siefert of Rush City had gone down to a dock to get a life jacket Tuesday evening when he fell in the water.

Deputies say Matthew's family told him he needed to wear a life jacket to go swimming in the lake. A short time later they couldn't find him.

A Minneapolis Star Tribune report says dispatchers received a report of a missing child about 7:15 p.m. By the time deputies arrived, family and friends had pulled Matthew from the water.

A relative and a friend began performing CPR. Eventually medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

His life jacket was on the dock.