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Man Dies In Boating Accident On Dilly Lake

August 26, 2011 |

A Minnesota man died last Saturday in a boating accident on a Wisconsin lake.

According to reports, 42-year old man from Inver Grove Heights, Minn., died when he fell out of a small boat on Dilly Lake in Washburn County Saturday evening.

Emergency officials were called to the scene about 8 p.m. after he reportedly stood up on the boat, slipped and then fell overboard. In the process, the boat capsized and the other passenger also fell into the lake. 

Life jackets were available, but neither occupant was wearing them at the time of the accident. They were picked up by a couple on a nearby pontoon boat.  He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating the incident.

If you or your loved one has suffered a serious injury in a boating accident, the lawyers at Cannon & Dunphy S.C. may be able to assist you. We have extensive experience fighting for victims of maritime accidents and we can put our expertise to work for you. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.. 

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