On July 19, at approximately 10:25 a.m., Crow Wing County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an address on Holt Lake off of Linden Street, near Garrison. It was reported there had been a personal watercraft explosion. Witnesses reported a 46-year-old male was sitting on the watercraft, and he attempted to start it. Gasoline fumes ignited, and the watercraft exploded, throwing the male into air. The male, wearing a life jacket, landed in the water and swam to a nearby dock where he was assisted to shore. The male suffered unknown injuries and was transported by ambulance to Mille Lacs Health Systems in Onamia.Deputies were assisted on scene by Garrison Fire and Rescue as well as the Mille Lacs Health Systems Ambulance Service.

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