Victim named in Devils Lake drowning Friday

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal

Journal Staff Report

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office reports that a teenager from Crary drowned at approximately 6:30 p.m. Friday in Devils Lake at the Lakewood boat ramp area.

Jacob Wentz, who was 16 and whose name was released by Gilbertson Funeral Home, was swimming about 30 yards offshore in 15 to 20 feet of water when he went under. Sheriff Steve Nelson reports that he was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital.

The incident remains under investigation.