Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Boating death on Manion probed

Rainy River District OPP officers responded to a call for assistance involving a boat on Manion Lake on Saturday.
The investigation determined a group of three men from Minnesota had gone fishing for the afternoon on Manion Lake and all three subsequently were ejected from the boat.

The reason the occupants were ejected is unknown at this time.
Another group of fishermen noted the boat in the water with no passengers onboard and went over to determine what was happening.
They located the three men in the water and all subsequently were taken to shore.
Douglas Davis, 64, of North Mankato, Mn., was pronounced dead.
A post-mortem was scheduled for yesterday.
The public is reminded to practice boating safety and to wear a personal flotation device onboard at all times.

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