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Man Dies After Fall from Fishing Boat in Lake Vermilion

Updated: 06/12/2014 7:51 PM
Created: 06/12/2014 8:56 AM WDIO.com

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - A Nebraska man has died after falling from a fishing boat in northeastern Minnesota.

St. Louis County sheriff's officials say 64-year-old Gerald Kamtz of Lincoln, Nebraska, was a passenger in boat and fell into Lake Vermilion near Cable Bay Wednesday night. Authorities say Kamtz was pulled from the water, taken to shore and transported by ambulance to Essentia Health-Virginia where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say he was not wearing a life jacket.

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