Man Arrested After Duck Boat Capsized in Otter Tail County

Five people are okay after their duck boat capsized and threw them into the water on Christopherson Lake in Otter Tail County.

The boat’s driver, 53-year-old Ronald Haugrud of Avon, was arrested on suspicion of operating a motorboat under the influence and driving while impaired.

The 14-foot boat began taking on water and capsized about 400 yards from shore Saturday.

Authorities say no life jackets were on board.

A 15-year-old boy was able to swim to shore.

A 24-year-old woman on shore grabbed life jackets and swam to the capsized boat and gave them to the hunters in the water.