A 61-year-old man is counting his blessings, happy to be alive after his boat capsized while duck hunting. Gary Veenhuis fell into Pelican Lake in Buffalo Township before sunrise Monday morning. The Albertville man was in the cold water for more than two hours. Then a stranger came along.
The 64-year-old Brainerd man who died and a 4-year-old boy who was saved after their canoe capsized have been identified by authorities.
Four duck hunters needed rescue after capsizing 200 yards from shore on Three Island Lake in Pope Hope Township Monday evening, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office.