Two men died after a boat capsized on Lake Winnibigoshish over the weekend.
The Cass County Sheriff's office was notified about 6:30 PM of the incident in the northern part of the County near Bena. Responding officers located the boat and several items floating
in the water near the boat. An initial
search of the area was performed until dark.
The area was searched by boat, as well as by Minnesota State Patrol
helicopter. Conditions were very windy
with wind gusts between 30-40 MPH.
search resumed at daylight Sunday. At approximately 9:30 AM, one male victim, age 43, from
Minneapolis, MN was located near shore.
The search continued and at approximately 5:00 PM, the body of the
second male victim, age 53, from Princeton, MN was located approximately 200
yards from where the boat was initially found.
Both victims were taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office
search was conducted by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Lakes Area Dive Team,
MN State Patrol, MN Department of Natural Resources, Leech Lake Tribal Police
and Leech Lake Conservation Officers.