2 men found dead in boat on Lake of the Woods
Published 9:51 am Wednesday, September 4, 2013
WILLIAMS — Preliminary autopsy results indicate two Twin Cities area men found dead in a boat on Lake of the Woods died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.
The Lake of the Woods County sheriff’s office said a third man remained hospitalized Tuesday.
Authorities were called about 11:30 p.m. Sunday to an area near Birch Beach, north of Williams in far northern Minnesota.
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When authorities arrived, they found the bodies of 44-year-old Lonnie Ray Norberg and 35-year-old Jeffrey Edward Wheeler, both of Champlin.
A third man, 43-year-old Christopher Andrew Klick of Crystal, was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D. A nursing supervisor said Klick is in satisfactory condition.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting with the investigation.