5 Rescued from Sunken Boat in Western Minnesota
ALEXANDRIA -- 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.