Authorities Respond to Boat Accident on Lake Vermilion

By KBJR News 1

Authorities Respond to Boat Accident on Lake Vermilion

July 13, 2013 Updated Jul 13, 2013 at 9:54 AM CST

Lake Vermilion, MN (NNCNOW.com)-- The St. Louis County Sheriff's Department and the Breitung Police Department responded to a boat accident around 9:05 p.m., Saturday near Spider Island on Lake Vermilion.

According to a new release, a witness reports a boat hitting the island, near the Tower end of Lake Vermilion. The two occupants were thrown off the boat but sustained no injuries.

Authorities says the two men, one from Virginia and one from Tower, were both drinking. The boat operator was taken into custody in Virginia on the charge of 2nd Degree Driving while Impaired. The passenger is expected to be charged with a probation violation.