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Published August 10, 2010, 07:43 AM

Laporte man, 18, killed in Cass County boat crash

HACKENSACK, Minn. (AP) — The Cass County Sheriff's Office says an 18-year-old Laporte man drowned on Ten Mile Lake in Hackensack after two boats collided.

HACKENSACK, Minn. (AP) — The Cass County Sheriff's Office says an 18-year-old Laporte man drowned on Ten Mile Lake in Hackensack after two boats collided.

The victim is identified as Darrin Michael Karnitz. Authorities say the accident happened just before midnight Saturday and that Karnitz was ejected from the boat he was operating when it struck the other. His body was later recovered in about 20 feet of water by divers from the Lakes Area Dive Team.

Chief Deputy Tom Burch says the cause of the collision remains under investigation.

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