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Search underway for man missing from overturned boat

BACKUS—One man was rescued and another was still missing the evening of Tuesday, June 12, when a boat overturned on a Cass County lake.

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported at 1:30 p.m., the Cass County Sheriff's Office received a report of two people thrown from a boat on Hay Lake, located in Ponto Lake Township, northeast of Backus.

Responders and deputies arrived and located a man who was operating the boat. He was transported to shore and treated on scene for minor injuries.

The search continues for the man who was a passenger in the boat. Assisting the Cass County Sheriff's Office is North Memorial Ambulance, North Memorial Air Care, the Lakes Area Dive Team and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers and aircraft.

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