Thursday, June 18, 2009
A boater is safe after police were able to pull the victim from a burning boat on Lake Minnewaska near Glenwood Wednesday. Pope County authorities got a call shortly before 12:30 p.m. from the boater, who said his vessel had started on fire.The boat was on the east end of the lake, about 200 feet from shore, according to police. The boater was the only person on board at the time and got off safely. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire with a portable pump and tow the boat to shore. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.