Minneapolis A 5-year-old boy drowned after falling from a boat into West Rush Lake in Chisago County, authorities said last week. Grant Allen Jestus, of Blaine, fell into the lake about 5 p.m. on May 24. He was recovered two hours later in 11 feet of wat

Jestus was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in
Minneapolis where he died about 11 p.m. that day. The cause of
death was drowning, according to the Hennepin County Medical
Examiner’s office.

Jestus was not wearing a life preserver, according to the
Chisago County Sheriff’s Office. A Coast Guard rule that took
effect last December requires children under age 13 to wear an
approved life jacket while on a moving recreational boat, except if
they are below deck or in an enclosed cabin.

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