Chaska man seriously injured in waterskiing accident

A Chaska man was seriously injured while waterskiing on Long Lake this weekend.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says the unnamed 24-year-old apparently lost control, hit his head, and passed out Friday morning.

Friends and family reportedly got the victim into the boat and began CPR.

When ashore, the victim was flown by helicopter to a Twin Cities hospital.

The Longville Fire Department, Longville First Responders, and North Memorial Ambulance and Air Care assisted at the scene.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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