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Terry Erickson, 39, suffered serious injuries on July 4 as he tried to escape the path of an incoming boat on Big Cormorant Lake near Lake Park, Minn. His wife, Taryn Erickson, 37, escaped the hit-and-run accident unharmed with a neighbor, while their two children had minor injuries. Photo/Forum Communications Co.

West Fargo family tried to bail out as hit-and-run boater sped toward them on Big Cormorant

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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- "What is that boat doing? You guys, that boat!"

Taryn Erickson, 37, could hardly believe she was yelling these words to her husband Wednesday, as she watched a boat speeding straight at her family on Big Cormorant Lake south of Lake Park, Minn.


The hit-and-run accident on the water hospitalized Erickson's husband, Terry, 39, and left authorities searching for the boaters responsible for crashing into the West Fargo, N.D., family.

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