Grand Forks Man Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Devils Lake Boating Accident

A Grand Forks man is pleading not guilty to a boating accident that killed a Detroit Lakes woman last summer.

Thomas Burns is charged with manslaughter, boating D-U-I and reckless endangerment.

Investigators say Burns was drunk driving while boating in Devils Lake and going more than 30 miles per hour when he hit a tree 30 yards from shore.

26-year-old April Senger died and three other passengers were injured.
Burns’ pre-trial hearing will be January 14th.