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Family says Minn. drowning victim gave up life jacket to save friend

The family of a 25-year-old drowning victim from Richfield says the man reportedly threw his life jacket to a save a friend after their canoe capsized Friday, the Star Tribune reported.

James Welter disappeared in Snelling Lake in Fort Snelling State Park on Friday and was later found, but died at a St. Paul Hospital.

See video from KSTP-TV about the mishap below:

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April 18, 2014