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1 Dead, 2 Injured in Morse Township Boat Crash

Updated: 08/23/2014 6:22 PM
Created: 08/23/2014 4:03 PM WDIO.com

One man is dead and two others are injured after a boating accident on Friday night near Ely.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says they received a call at 5:23 a.m. Saturday morning from an Island on Shagawa Lake in Morse Township.

The two survivors claimed they had struck a rock near an island at a high rate of speed.

The three passengers were then thrown from the boat onto a rocky island.

23-year-old passenger Brice Bundy of Ely died at the scene.

27-year-old driver Nicholas White of Babbitt and 23-year-old passenger Matthew Christopherson of LaPorte were rescued by the St. Louis County Rescue Squad and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash.

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