A 61-year-old Albertville man was rescued Monday morning from Pelican Lake in Buffalo Township after his boat reportedly capsized.
The Wright County
Sheriff’s Office stated they received a report about 6:27 a.m. Sept. 23 of
someone “yelling for help” on Pelican Lake the 5800 block of Edmonson Avenue NE
in Buffalo Township.
“Before searchers could locate the subject, a citizen, who
was on the lake and had also, heard the calls for help, located the individual
on top of his overturned boat and brought him to shore. The subject was a 61-year-old
male from Albertville who reported that he was stopped in the water when the
wake of a passing boat caused his boat to capsize,” according to
the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.
The Albertville man was reportedly transported to Allina
Hospital in Buffalo for exposure.
Wright County deputies along with St. Michael and Buffalo
Fire Departments, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota
State Patrol to assist in the search.
According to law
enforcement officials, the man was not wearing a personal flotation device
at the time of the accident.