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Name released on man who died in possible Leech Lake CO incident

WALKER--The name of the man who died Sunday from possible carbon monoxide poisoning on Leech Lake was released Tuesday. The Cass County Sheriff's Office identified the man as Jared Nels Johnson, 34, Akeley. The sheriff's office received a call re...

WALKER-The name of the man who died Sunday from possible carbon monoxide poisoning on Leech Lake was released Tuesday.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office identified the man as Jared Nels Johnson, 34, Akeley.

The sheriff's office received a call regarding a medical emergency at 4:37 p.m. Sunday on Walker Bay on Leech Lake. Sheriff deputies and emergency personnel arrived and located four men in a camper trailer that had been converted to a fish house. Upon arrival, Johnson was deceased.

Another man was transported to St Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids and subsequently transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. The two other men were treated on scene and released.

The sheriff's office reported the initial investigation indicates propane devices used to heat the structure were not ventilated and led to unsafe levels of carbon monoxide inside the trailer.

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The sheriff's office was assisted on scene by the Walker Police Department, Walker Fire Department and North Memorial Ambulance.

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