Still no arrests made for the 4th of July boat hit and runBecker County (WDAY TV) -- Tracking down the people that fled the scene after a boating accident sent a man to the hospital this fourth of July holiday is proving harder than first thought.
Becker County (WDAY TV) -- Tracking down the people that fled the scene after a boating accident sent a man to the hospital this fourth of July holiday is proving harder than first thought.
But the hit and run boating accident on Big Cormorant Lake still has the full attention of law enforcement agencies everywhere.
It was at this boat launch that medical crews rescued Terry Erickson with, among other injuries, a broken leg and a shattered pelvis. Since then the Becker County Sheriff's office has followed up on dozens of leads, none of which panned out. But Sheriff Tim Gordon says his department will continue to follow every tip until the case is solved or someone grows a conscience.
Sheriff Tim Gordon: "Turn themselves in with an attorney, we'll talk it over, but lets resolve it. We're not going to go away on this one."
Erickson returned home last week but will be out of work for several months recovering from his injuries.
Sheriff Gordon says he has received help from multiple agencies across state lines.
Gordon: "We've had calls from Jamestown to Cambridge, Minnesota. So we're talking the better part of 200, 250 miles."
The sheriff remains confident in finding the culprit, but admitting it won't happen without the publics help.
Again, be on the look out for a larger white or off white boat with a maroon or dark red stripe. The damage could look minor on the bow of the boat or even be on the under carriage.
Gordon: "We want the lakes to be as safe as possible, this accident could have happened to any one of thousands of boaters on any weekend."
The Sheriff's Department is not releasing pictures of the damaged boat because it's still part of the ongoing investigation.
If you have any information or tips, please call the Becker County Sheriff's office.