Lake Ida Drowning

A 59 year old Alexandria man was found unresponsive Saturday May 1st on Lake Ida.

(Alexandria, MN)  Authorities have released more information on the Saturday drowning on Lake Ida.  Douglas County Dispatch was first alerted around 4:49pm on May 1st that a woman was franticly ringing a neighbor's doorbell.  The homeowner called to report the woman's suspicious behavior, which he had viewed through the doorbell's camera.  A short time later a second 9-1-1 call came into Dispatch, this time from the woman herself.  She reported that she had found her husband, 59 year old Danny Jay Haak, in the lake and unresponsive.

Douglas County Deputies were dispatched along with North Memorial Ambulance and Garfield First Responders and MN DNR. While emergency units were en route, information was updated that a retired MN State Trooper was on scene and was able to bring Haak to shore and start CPR. Emergency responders continued to administer life saving techniques; however, all efforts were unsuccessful in resuscitation and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

It is unclear how Haak ended up in the water. He was located near shore and the dock he had launched his boat from. Haak was not wearing a personal flotation device.

This case remains under investigation.