Arthur Carlson and Oscar Erickson, of Deerwood, while hunting for ducks on Dean Lake in a canoe, had a narrow escape from drowning, due to amateur efforts on their part. While on the lake they sighted a flock of ducks and became excited and firing at the same time. The canoe tipped, throwing both men into the water, which, fortunately for them, was not deep at that point.
They struggled with the canoe for half and hour before arriving safely on shore, leaving their guns in the water. By this time they were thoroughly chilled and decided to make no attempt to recover their guns. The next morning they returned to the lake and, after half an hour's search, succeeded in locating and securing possession of their guns.
Source: Crookston Times, Saturday, September 25, 1909
Submitted by Brenda G. June 2001
Updated 21 APR 2015, K. Kittleson