MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Four boaters are lucky to be alive after their pontoon went over a dam at Lake Zumbro in Wabasha County.
It happened around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office says one person was able to jump off the pontoon before it went over the dam.READ MORE: Good Question: How Do Trees Know When To Bloom?
Three others stayed inside, and fell the roughly 50 feet before the pontoon landed upright. Amazingly, everyone was safe.READ MORE: Minnesota Companies Mining Gold From Nostalgia For Decades Gone By
One person is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators believe alcohol and darkness played a role.MORE NEWS: After Her Kids Were Hacked, Cybersecurity Engineer Writes Children's Book
The passengers are from Olmsted County.