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curt quesnell

Lake of the Woods rescue- Sat 9/2

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My Brother, his wife and two other couples went out on a

River Bend Charter on Saturday. After the first trolling

pass they noticed a boat nearby that seemed to be upside

down. As they looked closer they could see people in the

water bobbing around.

They got there as quickly as possible and pulled 6 people

out of the drink. 2 of them were kids, ages 5 and 8 both

had life jackets on. 4 adults, 3 of them were wearing life

jackets. They had been in the water for 20 minutes they thought.

Cooker from over at Arnesons was on loan to River Bend and

was the Captain of the rescue boat. Charter captains

help many people in peril every summer (and winter too).

These are guys out doing their job and they will stop

and help or make sure help is on the way every time.

The boat that capsized was a 24 foot WellCraft. Something

happened with the motor and it pumped the boat full of water

and nobody noticed until it was too late.

Nobody hurt badly so it was a happy ending of another

Lake of the Woods Adventure.

(Wear your life jackets, or at least have them handy)

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I to was witness to the event after the boat had capsized and have to say all the time I have spent on the water at LOW I have never witnessed a boat sinking. It sure makes you think about what you would do if it happened out there so far from shore. Thankfully everyone involved was rescued unharmed! shocked.gif


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The beginners crew would like to thank each one of you that assisted in our rescue and recovery of the boat. No words can say how greatful we are to have been helped by yous. We all did have our life jackets on thank god for that or we feel it wouldnt have turned out so well. All the personal belongings are replaceable FAMILY is not. THANK YOU ALL. Our hope for you is if you find yourself in a bad situation you have people around you like we did. GOD BLESS. THE BEGINNERS CREW.

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Glad you guys are all okay.

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