MN: Capsized Duck Hunter's Life Saved By Good Samaritan
September 24, 2013
BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Minn. (WCCO) – Gary Veenhuis, 61, fell into
Pelican Lake in Buffalo Township before sunrise Monday morning. The
Albertville man was in the cold water for more than two hours.
Veenhuis said a speeding boat created a wake that knocked him
overboard around 5 a.m. Monday.
When the cover for the
duck-hunting boat became soaked, he knew he couldn’t get the boat
“There was enough air between the back end of the
seat where I was, that I could get some breaths, did the snaps and
got rid of my coat because that was water logged, too,” he said. “I
went down pushed things aside and came up on the other side.”
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