Stanley Wilson, a 14-year-old resident of Encinitas, California, tragically death his life in a drowning accident while paddleboarding at Crosslake, Minnesota. The incident occurred on August 9th, 2023, at around 8:14 p.m. The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call from Pine Terrace Resort along Pine Terrace Road, reporting the disappearance of the young boy.
What Happened to Stanley Wilson?
The sequence of events leading to the incident unfolded as Stanley was paddleboarding on Star Lake. Unfortunately, he lost his balance and fell into the water. Despite immediate efforts, he did not resurface. Local authorities promptly responded to the distress call, with various agencies, including the Crosslake Police Department, Pequot Lakes Police Department, Breezy Point Police Department, Ideal Fire/First Responders, Crosslake Fire, and North Ambulance/Air Care, collaborating in the rescue operation.
The teenager, visiting from out-of-state along with his family at Pine Terrace Resort, was retrieved from the water by individuals present at the resort. Life-saving measures were administered in an attempt to revive him, but tragically, Stanley could not be saved. His passing occurred at the scene.
Stanley Wilson GoFundMe
In the wake of this devastating loss, a GoFundMe campaign was initiated by Virginia Palafox and Chelsea Crilly to provide financial support for Stanley Wilson’s funeral and memorial expenses. With a fundraising goal initially set at $50,000, the campaign has received an outpouring of generosity from 318 individuals, resulting in a total of $29,932 in contributions.
A local Encinitas family has been forever changed. On August 9, 2023, while away on an annual family vacation at Cross Lake, Minnesota, Stanley Wilson’s life was tragically cut short in an accident while out paddleboarding. During his fourteen years, he touched many lives with his sense of adventure, his kindness, his determination to be good at what he loved and his love of his friends and family. His love for fishing, soccer, academics, his mom, his dad, sisters, family and friends was felt by all who knew him. Stanley’sloss has left a hole in the hearts of us all.
We are devastated by Stan’s loss. Please help us continue to honor his legacy by donating to this fund. Though no donation will ever take away the pain his family is experiencing; Anne, Eric, Stella and Sadie need our help to ease a financial burden as they navigate through this tragic loss. We are collecting funds to offset funeral and memorial expenses, therapy, and helping his family heal during this profound time of grief. Any amount will be appreciated and used carefully with gratitude…Stanley Wilson Encinitas CL: Dies in Drowning Accident While Paddle boarding Crosslake Minnesota Source:(GoFundMe)
Stanley Wilson Obituary and Funeral Service
The tragic incident serves as a reminder of the importance of water safety, especially for young individuals engaging in aquatic activities. Stanley Wilson’s untimely passing has left a profound impact on his family and the community, rallying together to support and remember him during this difficult time.
At this moment, the official obituary and funeral arrangements for the late Stanley Wilson have not yet been made public. In this challenging and sorrowful time, it is of utmost importance that we approach the situation with empathy and compassion for the grieving family. Let us pay tribute to the memory of Stanley by extending our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to those he held dear.
May he discover eternal serenity, and may his family and friends discover solace in the comforting embrace of our thoughts and prayers. As more details gradually unfold, we stand together, offering unwavering support and holding Stanley and his family in our hearts throughout this arduous period.