4-month-old released from hospital after boat capsizes on Minnesota River

 

An infant was sent to the hospital after a boat capsized on the Minnesota River near Mankato on Friday night.

The 4-month-old has had been treated and released by Tuesday. There were 6 people in the boat that hit a submerged tree north of Mankato while boating along the river. The four adults, a 5-year-old child and the infant were thrown into the water, the Nicollet County sheriff's department said. Somehow, they made it out safely and onto a nearby sand barge. One of the adults ran through the woods, stopped a motorist of Highway 169 and called 911.

Sheriff's officials believe none of the occupants were wearing life jackets and the case is currently under review to determine if any of the adults on board will be charged. In Minnesota, any children under 10 years of age must wear life jackets on moving boats at all times.


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