Witnesses say it appears Lyle Nelson, 61, was thrown from his boat.

A 61-year-old Sauk Rapids man who was pulled unresponsive from a lake north of Detroit Lakes has died.


The St. Cloud Times reports witnesses observed Lyle Nelson trying to grab onto a boat that was going in circles on Island Lake Sunday morning. Rescuers found him unresponsive in the water, and he was flown to a hospital in Fargo, North Dakota.


Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander confirmed Monday that Nelson died from his injuries. The incident remains under investigation.