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Boating accident

3 capsized boats spill 10 anglers into Rainy Lake

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Three boats capsized and 10 people were overboard Sunday morning on windswept Rainy Lake until a seasoned local boater and the National Park Service came to their rescue.


Doug Chromy of New Prague, Minn., said he was leading a group of four boats in 3- to 5-foot waves when the smallest boat in the group was swamped by a pair of taller waves. They were passing through the Brule Narrows, about 20 miles east of International Falls, in a 40-mph wind.

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