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Published May 23, 2010, 08:33 AM

High winds create a scary situation for anglers during fishing tournament

(WDAY TV) - High winds caused eight to 10 foot waves on an area lake, leaving some anglers in a scary situation. Authorities received calls Saturday during a fishing tournament on Ottertail Lake. The strong winds left boats trapped on the lake.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

When authorities arrived, it was too dangerous for them to launch their water patrol. One boat took on so much water, it sank. The boaters had to be rescued by another boater in the tournament.

“It was a blessing it sounds like there were other boaters who were in the area who didn't see it but this other boater did happen to see it and was able to get them.”

Eventually all the anglers got off the lake safely.