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.