Man, 72, drowns while fishing in Otter Tail County

  • Associated Press
  • June 26, 2014 - 2:05 PM

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Authorities say a 72-year-old man fishing with another man accidentally drowned when their boat capsized on a lake in Otter Tail County.

The sheriff's office says the two men were fishing Wednesday afternoon on Long Lake. One of the men bent over to put a fish in the basket and the 12-foot boat capsized.

KBRF-AM ( ) reports one man was able to make it to shore but had to walk a mile to the vehicle to call for help.

Authorities recovered the body of the other man, Robert Schachtschneider of Longville.

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