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.
A 41-year-old Minneapolis man and his two 15-year-old boys needed rescue after their boat submerged while duck hunting, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.
One of the many Minnesotans offering prayers for a family who lost two sons in a sailboat accident is a grandfather who experienced a similar tragedy — and has since become an advocate for cold water safety.