Five People Rescued After Boat Sinks in Minnesota Lake
Authorities say five people were rescued after their boat sank in Lake Carlos in western Minnesota.
The Douglas County sheriff's office got a 911 call early Sunday from a boater saying their boat sank near the mouth of the Long Prairie River.
All five people aboard were accounted for, but they had to stand on a platform on the bow in about three feet of water.
The 18-year-old who was operating the boat says the five were bow-fishing when he slowed the throttle, causing the bow to dip and take on water. The boat sank in about five feet of water.
A sheriff's deputy contacted a resident of the lake, and the resident and two deputies used a boat to rescue the boaters. There were no personal floatation devices aboard.