Local Good Samaritan credited with assisting in water rescue

A local Good Samaritan is credited with assisting a water rescue earlier this month.

According to a release from Beltrami County Sheriff Ernie Beitel, dispatch heard a report that a man had been found unresponsive near a capsized canoe on Little Turtle Lake on Sept. 1.

Deputy Brandon Newhouse requested a boat from a nearby homeowner, who immediately assisted.

Glen T. Lindseth assisted Deputy Newhouse with the rescue of the man, who was being held above the water by a family member.

Despite muddy conditions, Lindseth helped maneuver the submerged canoe to lift the victim into the motorboat.

The victim apparently suffered a severe allergic reaction to a bee sting and was transported by waiting ambulance to Sanford Bemidji’s ER.


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 all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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