Man Dead After Boating Accident on Rainy Lake

By KBJR News 1

August 12, 2011 Updated Aug 12, 2011 at 7:48 AM CST

A man is dead after a boating accident on Rainy Lake in Koochiching County just after ten o'clock last night.

The accident happened in the area of Sportsman's Dock. When deputies from the Koochiching County Sheriff's office arrived, several good Samaritans informed them that they recovered a boat with a single male occupant, but another male was in the water.

Deputies recovered the body of 48-year-old Scott Michael Skifstrom of International Falls. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The other male occupant, 34-year-old AJ Henderson of Minneapolis, was transported to the Rainy Lake Medical Center Hospital Campus.

The accident is under investigation.

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