As The Inquisitr reported earlier, Jim Kowalski, a popular Minnesota businessman and founder of Kowalski’s, died in an accident in Canada yesterday.
Jim Kowalski’s death was initially reported as resulting from a small plane crash, but a family spokeswoman later indicated that the fatal incident was not technically a crash.
Kowalski’s cause of death initially remained a mystery, as Deb Kowalski simply said that the circumstances under which Jim, 67, had died were unclear. The family’s spokeswoman said:
“It was not a crash… and we don’t exactly know how it happened.”
Initially Jim Kowalski’s cause of death was murky, and a news agency said an investigation was underway to determine how the businessman had died:
“A report late Thursday night from Ontario Provincial Police indicated Kowalski was outside the Cessna float plane as it was taxiing to shore on an isolated lake, about 20 miles south of the town of Red Lake and nearly 300 miles northwest of Thunder Bay. The investigation is ongoing and the cause of death hasn’t been determined, Ontario Provincial Constable David Lamme said.”
Police in Ontario, where the fatal accident occurred, have offered more details into the circumstances surrounding his death.
It has now been reported that Kowalski “was injured while attempting to bring the Cessna amphibian plane onto the shoreline of Dee Dee Lake,” and police in Canada say that “the post mortem has been completed and the cause of death has been deemed not suspicious.”
The report indicates that Jim Kowalski died as he fell into the plane’s propellers after losing his balance atop the floats. The fatal accident occurred as the plane landed.