St. Croix River Accident Proves Fatal for Edina Man

Steven Richard Labarron, 52, was pulling a dock out of the river when he fell into the water, according to the Chisago County Sheriff's Office.

A 52-year-old Edina man passed away Sunday following a tragic accident in the St. Croix River near Taylors Falls, MN.

Steven Richard Labarron was reportedly pulling a dock out of the river near a steep bank at 11:38 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, when it disconnected from a rope and struck him in the head.

The Chisago County Sheriff's Department said Labarron then fell into the water, where he drowned.

Authorities responded to the site of the accident, where they immediately started performing CPR on Labarron.

He was transported to the St. Croix Regional Medical Center in St. Croix, WI, where he was pronounced dead at 1:34 p.m. 

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