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2 killed in boating accident in Douglas County


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Two people are dead after a boating accident in Douglas County in west-central Minnesota.

WCCO-TV reports (http://cbsloc.al/jFvHql ) the Douglas County sheriff's office received a 911 call Saturday of a watercraft accident near the Lake Victoria Boat Landing.

Authorities say that when they arrived they found six victims, all passengers on one 24-foot inboard. Two died of their injuries, 27-year-old Nicole Marie Getz and 30-year-old Matthew Paul Spletzer, both of Alexandria.

Four other passengers were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officials says the boat driver apparently lost control and struck several docks and boat lifts before coming to rest between some trees.

The sheriff's office say there was alcohol on board, but it's not yet clear if the driver was drunk.


Information from: WCCO-TV, http://www.wcco.com

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