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Search ongoing after 2 men thrown from boat in central Minnesota

One man was treated at the scene and the other is missing.

One man is safe but another remains missing after being thrown from their boat on a central Minnesota lake Tuesday afternoon. 

A news release from Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch says the two men were boating on Hay Lake when they went into the water. 

First responders found the adult driver of the boat in the water and took him to shore where he was treated for minor injuries. The passenger, described as an adult male, was not located, prompting a search and rescue operation. 

As of 6 a.m. Wednesday the man had not been found. 

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Hay Lake is located northeast of Pine River and Backus, or about 45 miles north of Brainerd. 

Hay Lake is identified by the red pin on the map. 

Hay Lake is identified by the red pin on the map. 

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