(Olivia MN-) The Renville County Sheriff's Department has released the names of the men who died in the Minnesota River over the weekend. Officials say the body of 48-year-old Matthew James Wrobleski of Willmar was found caught in a log jam between Morton and Franklin Sunday afternoon. And 19-year-old Lance Edward Scheer of Redwood Falls drowned while swimming with family members near Vicksburg County Park, south of Renville, Sunday afternoon. Both incidents remain under investigation by the Renville County Sheriff’s Office.
In addition to those deaths, there were two more drownings in Minnesota over the weekend...the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office reported that 49-year-old Loren Hinch of Merrifield was swimming in Pelican Lake Sunday, was pulled from the water, and later died. Otter Tail County authorities say 48-year-old Eric Fife of Pelican Rapids jumped into South Lida Lake Saturday to retrieve his dog but did not survive.