Lincoln Man Identified in Minnesota Boating Death

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DULUTH, Minn. - A man from Lincoln is identified after he was killed falling from a fishing boat in northeastern Minnesota.

St. Louis County sheriff's officials say 64-year-old Gerald Kamtz was a passenger in boat and fell into the water of Cable Bay on the east side of Lake Vermilion.

Sheriff's deputies were called to the lake at 7:26 p.m. Wednesday night. They were told Kamtz was a passenger in the boat when he fell out of the boat and into the water as it was traveling through the Cable Bay area.

Authorities were able to pull him from the water, take him to shore and transported him by ambulance to Essentia Health-Virginia.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says Kamtz was not wearing a life jacket.

The incident remains under investigation by the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office.