Man, 61, dead after northwestern Minnesota boating accident

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A 61-year-old Sauk Rapids man died in a northwestern Minnesota boating accident last weekend, authorities say.

On Sunday morning, witnesses observed Lyle Nelson trying to grab onto a boat that was going in circles on Island Lake, near Detroit Lakes. Rescuers later found him unresponsive in the water, and he was airlifted to a hospital in Fargo, N.D.

On Monday, Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander reported that Nelson was later pronounced dead.

The incident remains under investigation.

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