Man Para-Skiing in Otter Tail County Dies

Man Para-Skiing in Otter Tail County Dies Click to Enlarge

RICHVILLE (KBRF) - The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Richville man who was found on West Battle Lake during the noon hour Saturday.

Sixty-four-year-old Dennis Stanford was apparently paraskiing on the lake. It’s unknown whether he had a medical event or if there was an accident while paraskiing. Stanford was wearing safety equipment, including a helmet. There did not appear to be any obvious malfunctions with Stanford’s equipment.

The wind in Battle Lake was at 17 mph at the time of the incident. Stanford did not appear to have sustained any trauma. He was taken by helicopter to St. Cloud and was later pronounced deceased

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