Hopkins man drowned in Aitkin County

The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office reported a drowning from over the weekend.

They said that 25-year-old Daniel Thomas Nelson, of Hopkins, had fallen off of a boat on Saturday.

This was on Elm Island Lake, around 4pm. According to the sheriff’s office, one of his friends jumped in to try and save him, but couldn’t find him in the murky water.

A dive team recovered him several hours later.