Itasca County Sheriff’s Office

440 1st Avenue NE

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Phone (218) 326-3477

Fax (218) 326-4663

Press Release

Contact: Sheriff Vic Williams

Phone: 218-326-3477


October 28, 2012

On October 28, 2012 at 3 A.M. the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of an unresponsive male at a cabin in Rural Balsam Township. The reporting party told dispatch that the male was found outside of a cabin and was unresponsive and CPR was in progress.

Balsam Township Fire responded as did Nashwauk Ambulance along with Deputies from the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office. The victim was transported from the scene and Meds-1 ambulance Advanced Life Support intercepted the Nashwauk Ambulance and the victim was transported to Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.  The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Nashwauk Police Department, Keewatin Police Department and the Minnesota State Patrol.

The name of the victim, a 19 year old male, is being withheld pending notification of family.

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