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Updated: Name of Olivia man who drowned in Big Kandiyohi Lake released

Lake Lillian -- Ricardo Torres, 51, of Olivia drowned in Big Kandiyohi Lake Friday evening, according to a press release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.

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Lake Lillian -- Ricardo Torres, 51, of Olivia drowned in Big Kandiyohi Lake Friday evening, according to a press release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the release, the Sheriff’s Office received a call of a possible drowning in progress at the Big Kandiyohi Lake County Park West in Fahlun Township, rural Lake Lillian at the 14000 block of 45th Street Southwest at 6:47 p.m. Friday. When deputies and first responders arrived Torres had been pulled from the water and brought to shore by boat. Family members were attempting CPR. First responders took over CPR but were unable to revive Torres.

The drowning took place about 175 yards from the southern point of the county park in 6 to 10 feet of water. According to the Sheriff’s Office Torres was attempting to swim across the channel on the southwest side of the lake.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Blomkest Fire, Blomkest First Responders, Lake Lillian Ambulance Service, Willmar Ambulance Service and LifeLink helicopter.

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Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email slindrud@wctrib.com or direct 320-214-4373.


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