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Boat accident

  • welliou
    Participant
    Posts: 84
    #1960577

    I am up on the ash river right now and this morning On wcco tv news I heard there was a boat accident in the voyageur park. I have not heard a word about it. Anyone else hear about it. I think it was on Kabetogama.

    Ron
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    Victoria, mn
    Posts: 686
    #1960609

    The link won’t let me read the story unless I subscribe to the paper. Not doing that. How about a short summary?

    Brad Dimond
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    #1960610

    From the International Falls Journal:

    A two-boat accident on Kabetogama Lake late Friday sent one person to the hospital.

    St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reports that the accident occurred at 5 p.m. north of Sugarbush Island, where the second to last of four boats traveling across the lake together turned to retrieve something blown out of one of the other boats ahead.

    When the boat turned, the driver of the last boat did not notice and collided with it. The trailing boat went up and partially over the front boat, coming to a rest on top of it.

    The two boats had 10 occupants – six in one, four in the other. An adult female passenger sustained a non-life threatening leg injury and was transported to Rainy Lake Medical Center, International Falls, for treatment.

    Names were not released; drivers of the two boats were adult males, ages 60 and 63, both from Blaine.

    The report said both boats remained afloat, and were towed to the Voyageurs National Park Kabetogama Visitor Center. Appropriate life jackets were aboard both boats.

    The incident remains under investigation by the St. Lois County Sheriff’s Office, which reports assistance from VNP rangers, Kabetogama First Responders, International Falls Ambulance Service, Minnesota State Patrol and St. Louis County Volunteer Rescue Service.

    munchy
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    #1960611

    This should work

    http://www.ifallsjournal.com/news/public_safety/kabetogama-lake-boat-crash-injures-one-person/article_bd3e6219-9627-5202-bd28-302974174614.html

    A two-boat accident on Kabetogama Lake late Friday sent one person to the hospital.

    St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reports that the accident occurred at 5 p.m. north of Sugarbush Island, where the second to last of four boats traveling across the lake together turned to retrieve something blown out of one of the other boats ahead.

    When the boat turned, the driver of the last boat did not notice and collided with it. The trailing boat went up and partially over the front boat, coming to a rest on top of it.

    The two boats had 10 occupants – six in one, four in the other. An adult female passenger sustained a non-life threatening leg injury and was transported to Rainy Lake Medical Center, International Falls, for treatment.

    Names were not released; drivers of the two boats were adult males, ages 60 and 63, both from Blaine.

    The report said both boats remained afloat, and were towed to the Voyageurs National Park Kabetogama Visitor Center. Appropriate life jackets were aboard both boats.

    The incident remains under investigation by the St. Lois County Sheriff’s Office, which reports assistance from VNP rangers, Kabetogama First Responders, International Falls Ambulance Service, Minnesota State Patrol and St. Louis County Volunteer Rescue Service.

    Dutchboy
    Participant
    International Falls a few miles from Rainy Lake
    Posts: 13189
    #1960616

    If it can happen, it will happen. We always have to be aware of whats going on at all times.

    Either good size boat with 6 passengers or some kids on-board.

    Brian Klawitter
    Keymaster
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Mississippi River
    Posts: 58682
    #1960667

    One boat going over the other…wow! They were very LUCKY!

    Weekender
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    Southcentral MN
    Posts: 410
    #1960849

    Happened to my grandpa & grandma years ago in Canada. I watched the whole thing. Fiberglass boat ran up onto my grandpa’s aluminum boat and nearly landed on my grandma. Missed her by only a couple feet.

    Strange how these things can happen out in the middle of a lake with unobstructed view, but it does unfortunately.

    Glad nobody was seriously injured or killed.

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