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Man 73, falls from pontoon into lake, drowns

FAIR HAVEN - A 73-year-old Bethel man drowned Saturday morning in Clearwater Lake near Fair Haven in central Minnesota south of St. Cloud. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office responded to 1365 Basswood Road in Fair Haven Township about 7:40 a.m. ...

FAIR HAVEN – A 73-year-old Bethel man drowned Saturday morning in Clearwater Lake near Fair Haven in central Minnesota south of St. Cloud.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office responded to 1365 Basswood Road in Fair Haven Township about 7:40 a.m.

Harald Nesenson was believed to be getting off his pontoon when he lost his balance and fell into the lake, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office. Family members found him between the pontoon and the dock.

South Haven Fire and Rescue and Gold Cross Ambulance assisted. The incident is under investigation, according to the Sheriff's Office

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