Man Killed in Central Minnesota Boating Accident
MEIRE GROVE, Minn. (AP) ” Divers have recovered the body of 47-year-old man after the boat he was operating capsized on a central Minnesota lake, throwing him and two boys into the water.
The Stearns County sheriff's office says a dive team recovered the body of Dale Steinemann of Meire Grove on Monday morning. Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold tells the Star Tribune that Steinemann was not wearing a flotation device.
According to the sheriff's office, a caller reported an overturned boat on Lake Sylvia on Sunday afternoon. The caller said she and others heard a boat's motor "clearing the water."
Onlookers quickly pulled the boys, ages 7 and 10, from the water. The sheriff's office says the boys were wearing flotation devices.
Authorities say the boys are the sons of Steinemann's girlfriend.