The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an overturned boat on Big Kandiyohi Lake on Monday afternoon. A caller of the incident stated that there were screams for help from a boat about 400 yards out from the south shore of the lake out from the island in Fahlun Township. Initial information was that multiple individuals were in the water.
While emergency services were responding, a citizen with a pontoon drove out on the lake and located two individuals in the water holding onto their kayaks. The 19 year old males from Kentucky were out on kayaks when one of them started taking on water and eventually fell into the lake. The second person who attempted to help his friend get back into the kayak also ended up in the water when his kayak overturned. Both men had life jackets in the kayaks, but were not wearing them. Neither of the men were injured during the incident.