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Published June 10, 2012, 05:10 PM

Beltrami, MN, Woman Dies in Maple Lake

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Cindy Hanson, 55, was seen jumping off a pontoon boat about 1:45 a.m. Sunday on Maple Lake, which is just south of Mentor.

By: Forum Communcations, WDAZ

A Beltrami, Minn., woman died early Sunday after falling into Maple Lake near Mentor, Minn.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Cindy Hanson, 55, was seen jumping off a pontoon boat about 1:45 a.m. Sunday on Maple Lake, which is just south of Mentor.

The sheriff’s office, Mentor’s fire and rescue crew and Polk County emergency crew responded, deploying boats. At about 2:45 a.m. Hanson’s body was located and brought to shore. Efforts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful. Her body was taken to UND’s medical school for a forensic autopsy.

Mentor is about 50 miles southeast of East Grand Forks and about 25 miles southeast of Crookston; Beltrami is about 12 miles south of Crookston.

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