SAUK CENTRE -- Two people from Colorado were hurt when their kayak was struck by a boat on a lake in Sauk Centre Monday.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office and several other emergency responders were called out to Sauk Lake just after 1:00 p.m.

The sheriff's office says 62-year-old Susan Hegdal and 59-year-old Thomas Hegdal of Fort Collins, Colorado were in a two-person kayak when they were hit by an 18-foot fishing boat.

Susan Hegdal suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital. Thomas Hegdal was brought to the hospital by ground ambulance.

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The driver of the fishing boat, 48-year-old Michael Dunfee of Sauk Centre and his passengers were not hurt.

Authorities say alcohol was not a factor in the crash and it remains under investigation.


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