The preliminary autopsy report calls it an accidental drowning. No other information is available yet.
55-year old Cindy Hanson of rural Beltrami, Minnesota died after jumping off a pontoon into Maple Lake, near Mentor early Sunday morning.
The 9-1-1 call came in at 1:45 a.m. Sunday. Authorities launched 4 boats and also had emergency responders walking the shoreline. Mentor Fire Chief, Bruce Roed says there were 7 people on a pontoon, when Cindy Hanson jumped in the water. Roed says 1 hour after they started searching, her body was found in two feet of water, along the north shoreline of the lake.
Bruce Roed, Mentor Fire Chief: "Because of the cold water we did attempt resuscitation. Unsuccessfully . But, we did attempt, where normally we probably wouldn't have attempted it."
Roed says even experienced swimmers can quickly find trouble in the dark.
Bruce Roed: "It's a totally different deal with no flotation and in the pitch dark. It's just a terribly unfortunate accident. It's an unfortunate ending to a fun time on the lake."
Hanson, who worked at the Crookston VFW club in Crookston is survived by her husband Wes, a locked out American Crystal worker and four children.
It's all news that came as a shock to her coworker.
Tammy York, Friend: "I don't know what we're going to do without her. Very hard worker. I'm going to cry."
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - The state medical examiner's office has revised the death toll from a tornado in an Oklahoma City suburb to 24 people, including nine children.