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Sturgeon Bay tug boat captain dies

The owner of Sarter Marine Towing in Sturgeon Bay died Monday after a boating accident in Lake Superior. According to reports to local media from the St. Louis County (MN) Sheriff’s Department, Donald Sarter of Sturgeon Bay and two other men were overcome by rough waters before waves eventually flipped their boat shortly after 11 a.m.. Wh ile two other men on the boat, including a New Franken man, were able to swim to shore, Sarter could not be revived after being pulled from the water. After purchasing Selvick Marine Towing in July, Sarter told he was looking forward to improving the business for when his son got out of the Army.

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department is continuing their investigation, but will have to battle waves in order to do so according to the National Weather Service.


Picture courtesy of Sarter Marine Towing Facebook page



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