Ely man, 23, killed in boat accident on Shagawa Lake

MORSE TOWNSHIP — Brice Dale Bundy, 23, of Ely, was killed in a Friday evening boat accident on Lake Shagawa in Morse Township, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver of the boat, Nicholas Earl White, 27, and a passenger, Matthew Grant Christopherson, 23, of LaPorte, Minn., suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office received a cell phone call reporting the accident from someone who was on an island of the lake at 5:23 a.m. Saturday.

The St. Louis County Rescue Sqaud responded and transported White and Christopherson to safety.

Survivors told authorities that the boat was traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit a rock near Shipman Island. The impact ejected all three men from the boat.

Ely Police Department and Ely Ambulance/Fire also responded to the incident.

The Sheriff’s Department is actively investigating the accident.

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