Five People Rescued After Boat Sinks

Five people were rescued after their boat sank in Lake Carlos in western Minnesota.

The Douglas County sheriff’s office got a 911 call from a boater saying their boat sank near the mouth of the Long Prairie River.

The 18-year-old who was operating the boat says the five were bow-fishing when he slowed the throttle, causing the bow to dip and take on water. The boat sank in about five feet of water.

Sheriff’s deputies and a person living nearby used a boat to rescue the boaters.

There were no floatation devices aboard.