Man drowns while fishing in Otter Tail County

Published 9:54am Friday, June 27, 2014

FERGUS FALLS — Authorities say a 72-year-old man fishing with another man accidentally drowned when their boat capsized on a lake in Otter Tail County.

The Sheriff’s Office said the two men were fishing Wednesday afternoon on Long Lake. One of the men bent over to put a fish in the basket and the 12-foot boat capsized.

Reports said one man was able to make it to shore but had to walk a mile to the vehicle to call for help.

Authorities recovered the body of the other man, Robert Schachtschneider of Longville.