Fatal Boating Accident 09 Jul 12

A Wabasso man was reportedly killed in a boating accident on Lake Shetek early Sunday morning. Murray County law enforcement officials have released scant details on the fatal accident at this time, but sources say it was Perry Altermatt of Wabasso killed on one of southern Minnesota’s largest recreational lakes. The time of day and possibly speed are believed to be the two main contributing factors to the weekend crash that residents familiar with the lake say occurred at the bridge at the second dike at Shetek. The incident is the latest in a large number of drownings and water-related accidents in Minnesota so far this summer. The DNR says that more people have drowned in Minnesota in 2012 than in any other year in the last decade. There have now been a total of 28 drownings in the state’s lakes and rivers this year.