6-Year-Old Girl Dies After Apparent Drowning in Lake Elmo Swimming Pond

A 6-year-old child died after an apparent drowning in Lake Elmo Park Reserve’s swimming beach on Sunday afternoon.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded at 1:17 p.m., Sunday to a report 6-year-old Saint Paul girl who had been pulled from the water and was not breathing. Resuscitation efforts were performed on the victim at the scene.

The girl was transported to Regions Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The name of the child is not being released at this time.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Lake Elmo Fire and Rescue, Lakeview EMS, Woodbury police and Lake Elmo Park Reserve staff.

This case is currently under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington County Parks Department.

This post will be updated as more information is made available.