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Associated Press, Published September 24 2012

2 men rescued from ND lake after boat capsizes

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department says two men were rescued from Lake Sakakawea after their boat capsized.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that that a third man was able to swim to shore safely and notify authorities.

District game warden Mike Raasakka says the men's boat began taking on water early Friday night. Raasaaka says he and Mountrail County Deputy Duane Marmon found the two men clinging to the swamped boat early Saturday morning, about a mile from shore.

Raasakka says the men were cold and wet and "pretty happy" to see rescuers.

Raasakka didn't know what the men were doing on the lake or what caused the boat to flip.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.