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Corvallis man dies after boat overturns on Detroit Lake

DETROIT, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a 72-year-old man who was hospitalized after an aluminum boat capsized on Detroit Lake has died.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office says two men and a woman were thrown into the water Wednesday after one of them stood up, causing the 15-foot boat to overturn.

Other boaters came to their aid, and an off-duty firefighter performed CPR on Chester Correll of Corvallis until a rescue helicopter arrived. Authorities say he died Wednesday evening at a hospital.

The sheriff's office says he had been fishing with family when the incident occurred.

The sheriff's office says nobody aboard the capsized boat was wearing a life jacket.


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