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06-01-08, 03:02 AM #1
Mankato, MN teen found dead
Mankato teen found dead
Published May 31, 2008 12:41 pm - Police found a 16 year old West High School student not breathing when they arrived at Land of Memories Park.
Andrew Issac Anderson, a 16-year-old Mankato high school student, was found dead late Friday in Land of Memories park where he and four other underage males had been drinking.
Mankato police released Anderson's name at a news conference Saturday. They said Anderson's blood-alcohol level was .353, about four times the legal limit.
Officers were called at 11:41 p.m. Friday and told a 16-year-old male was unconscious and not breathing. Officers, who police say had to climb steep hillsides and through trees and brush to reach the victim, started CPR and continued until firefighters and then a Gold Cross Ambulance crew arrived.
“All attempts at revival were futile,” a police statement said.
Two of the other four in the party were Anderson's older brothers, Benjamin (age 18) and Christopher (19), both of LeHillier. The other two were Andrew Miller, age 18, of Mankato, and a 16-year-old from Mankato who was not identified by police.
The five obtaiend alcohol and took it to the park to drink, police said. At some point the victim passed out and was lying on the ground for an as-yet unknown period of time before the others noticed he wasn’t breathing. They called for help and police responded.
Police say they’ll continue to investigate to see if charges will be sought against anyone. The medical examiner will work to determine an official cause of death.
The victim was a sophomore at Mankato West High School. School district administrators say counseling will be available to students.
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This is terrible to hear about. The drinking scene always looks so awesome when in reality it is not. A few months ago there was another alcohol poisoning death (21st birthday) and in that same month (if i remember right) a drunk girl was walking/staggering in the road and got hit by a car. Maybe this could be a wake up call to some of the kids at West (my sister graduated from there last year, and the drinking is pretty bad), although sadly, I doubt it will have a major effect.Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
06-01-08, 03:43 AM #2
They (Mankato) have had way too many alcohol related deaths lately...
06-01-08, 04:23 AM #3
Yeah, we have...Alpha Phi Sigma Alum - Alpha Delta Chapter
06-01-08, 10:53 PM #4
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