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Big waves caused by strong wind Saturday morning upended the panels of a dock on Otter Tail Lake.

Fishing tournament interrupted by strong storm on Otter Tail

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Rescue crews were called out Saturday morning when a powerful storm wreaked havoc on a fishing tournament on Otter Tail Lake.

At 9:30 a.m., a 911 caller alerted the Otter Tail County sheriff's department that some boaters may be in trouble as a storm rolled in, causing dangerous waves. Three boats were observed by law enforcement on the lake, trying to get to safety. One of the boats was overcome by waves and a search ensued for the occupants, the sheriff's office said.


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