No one injured in Blackduck boating mishap

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

BLACKDUCK– No one was injured after a boating mishap on Blackduck Lake Tuesday.

According to a release from the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, three were thrown from a boat as it was spinning in circles on the lake around 6:40 in the morning on Tuesday.

Civilian boaters rescued 64-year-old James Waltz and 56-year-old Brenda Waltz, both of Hines, and 29-year-old Holly Stevens of Austin, from the water.

The boat was recovered, and operator error appears to be the cause. Impairment, according to the release, does not appear to be a factor in the incident. 

Larissa Donovan was the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016, through July 2023. She covered all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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