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Authorities seek information on boat dumped in Minn. River

Submitted The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about who attempted to sink this boat in the Minnesota River. These flowers are on the stern of the boat. 1 / 2
Submitted The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office is looking for the public's help in identifying who attempted to sink this boat found partially submerged in the Minnesota River upstream of Granite Falls. Three holes had been drilled in its hull. Call the Sheriff's Office at 320-564-2130 with information. 2 / 2

GRANITE FALLS — The Yellow Medicine Sheriff's Office is seeking information on the person or persons responsible for attempting to sink a large, older-model ski boat in the Minnesota River.

The Chrysler model, fiberglass boat was found partially submerged in the river about three miles upstream of Granite Falls. Authorities found three, perfectly round holes drilled into its hull.

It had been snagged by debris in the river. Once freed of the snag, the waterlogged boat floated and was brought to a location where it was possible to remove it from the river.

Yellow Medicine County Sheriff Bill Flaten said some of the identifying numbers had been removed from the vessel.

The Sheriff's Office and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Ed Picht are investigating the case. Call the Sheriff's Office at 320-564-2130 with any information.

Tom Cherveny

Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.

(320) 214-4335
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