Water skier injured in accident with sheriff patrol boat on Lake Minnetonka

A man water skiing was injured early Saturday morning during an accident involving a Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol boat on Lake Minnetonka, authorities said.

The 6:40 a.m. accident occurred in the Lower Lake of Lake Minnetonka, south of Gale Island, according to a press release by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

That agency has requested that the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office investigate the circumstances leading up to the accident.

The water skier, an adult male, was injured and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. The deputy was not injured.

No further details about the accident or the man’s condition were available Saturday night.

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