UPDATE: Boaters died of carbon monoxide poisoning on Lake of the Woods, autopsy says
Two men found dead in a boat on Lake of the Woods died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, according to preliminary autopsy results.
The victims were identified by the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office as Lonnie Ray Norberg, 44, of Champlin, and Jeffrey Edward Wheeler, 35, also of Champlin.
The investigation indicates that a faulty exhaust system may be the cause of high levels of carbon monoxide, according to Sheriff Gary Fish.
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