1 killed as boat sinks on Lake Vermilion

AP News
Posted: May 29, 2011 4:44 PM
1 killed as boat sinks on Lake Vermilion

Authorities are investigating after a boat loaded with seven people sunk on Lake Vermilion in St. Louis County, killing a 29-year-old man.

The St. Louis County sheriff's office says that at about 3 a.m. Sunday deputies received a call of a water emergency on the lake near the Forest Lane Resort in Greenwood Township.

Two people in the boat swam to the resort. Four others were rescued by owner of the resort and brought to shore. They told deputies they were traveling from the Bayview Resort when the boat suddenly took on water.

The county rescue squad recovered 29-year-old Casey T. Gilbertson, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The department did not immediately release Gilberton's home town.