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 is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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