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One dead after ski boat capsizes in Lake Pend Oreille on Wednesday

UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

Lake Pend Oreille as seen from Scotchman Peak on June 10, 2019, near Clark Fork, Idaho. One person died in a boating accident Wednesday on the lake near Glengary Bay, the Bonner County Sheriff's Office reported. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Lake Pend Oreille as seen from Scotchman Peak on June 10, 2019, near Clark Fork, Idaho. One person died in a boating accident Wednesday on the lake near Glengary Bay, the Bonner County Sheriff's Office reported. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

A 21-foot ski boat on Lake Pend Oreille capsized during a storm Wednesday evening, leaving one person dead.

The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office said 10 people were on the boat when it began taking on water during the storm near Glengary Bay just after 5 p.m.

A nearby boater was able to rescue six people from the water after calling law enforcement. A Bonner County Sheriff’s Office marine patrol boat arrived on the scene about seven minutes after the initial call and rescued three more people from the water.

Two more marine boats and boats from Selkirk Fire and Sam Owen Fire arrived on scene to search for the missing person, who was ultimately located by the sheriff’s dive team.

None of the survivors is believed to have suffered injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

The incident in still under investigation, the sheriff’s office said.

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