Le Sueur County Sheriff Brett Mason reports that on Saturday, November 28th, 2020, at approximately 9:45 a.m. Le Sueur County Deputies responded to the Clear Lake Public Access in Lexington Township for a report of a capsized duck hunting boat.
Upon arrival, Deputies located Nicholas Jeffrey Brooks (age 29) of Belle Plaine, MN sitting on top of the overturned duck boat. Jeffrey Brooks (age 59) of Belle Plaine was found floating in the water several yards from the overturned duck boat. Both parties were retrieved from the water. Nicholas Brooks was transported by a private party to MCHS New Prague. Lifesaving efforts were performed on Jeffrey Brooks and he was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. Le Sueur County Sheriff Office reports that Brooks died during the night-time hours at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Agencies assisting were the MN DNR, Le Center Fire Department, Le Center Ambulance Service, and Mayo Air Care.