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Becker County crime and accidents

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The following items were taken from reports at the Detroit Lakes Police Department and Becker County Sheriff's Department:

Friday, May 27

• At 9:32 a.m. a man narrowly escaped injury on Big Floyd Lake when his fishing boat motor malfunctioned, causing him to be thrown over the side into the lake.

Craig Teal managed to swim to shore nearly half a mile in windy conditions and water temperatures in the mid-50s, said Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon.

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