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Angler found safe about nine hours after boat capsized on Pelican Lake

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About nine hours after his boat capsized on Pelican Lake, a 68-year-old Merrifield man was found safe on shore by law enforcement officers searching for him, the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Daniel Larson went fishing on Pelican Lake about 8 p.m. on Monday.

He told officers that his 14-foot fishing boat with a nine-horsepower motor capsized about 9 p.m. Monday.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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