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Man drowns in Otter Tail County boating accident

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said a fishing boat capsized near here Wednesday, drowning one man and forcing the other to swim for shore.

Otter Tail Deputy Jim Iverson said deputies responded at about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a man drowning after his boat capsized on Long Lake, about eight miles north of Fergus Falls.

Investigators found that the boat had capsized while fishing, leaving two men in the water.

One man made it back to shore alive, Iverson said. The drowning victim was identified as Robert Schatschneider, 72, of Longville.

No foul play is suspected, and the drowning appears to have been an accident, Iverson said.

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