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Associated Press, Published July 04 2013

2 shocked while charging battery in Minnesota lake

BIG LAKE, Minn. — Two people have suffered electrical shocks while trying to charge a boat battery in a lake in Sherburne County.

A KARE-TV report says a man was standing in Eagle Lake on Thursday, trying to charge the battery. He sustained an electrical shock, and a woman who came to help him was also shocked.

The man wasn't conscious or breathing when emergency responders arrived. He was airlifted to a hospital.

The woman was conscious and alert. She was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

The extent of their injuries wasn't immediately known.