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Fisherman rescued by helicopter from island in southeast SD lake

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Fisherman rescued by helicopter from island in southeast SD lake
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

COLTON (AP) -- A fisherman who was blown out of his boat and wound up on an island was rescued by helicopter from a South Dakota lake early Saturday morning.

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Authorities say search lights on the helicopter spotted the 67-year-old Sioux Falls man on Island Lake near Colton. The man was signaling for help by waving his arms.

The Sanford Health helicopter landed on the island and picked up the man. His condition is not known.

Authorities say the man was fishing on the lake Friday afternoon when strong winds knocked him out of his boat. He told rescuers he had been in the water for a couple of hours before making his way to shore.

The man was wearing a life jacket.

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