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.