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Justine Wettschreck/Daily Globe Worthington Police Officer Darren Vossen (from left) and Nobles County Deputy Dustin Roemeling are both members of the Nobles County Boat and Water Patrol, which will have a presence on Lake Okabena over the upcoming holiday weekend.

Boating safety key for weekend

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WORTHINGTON -- Shortly after 10:20 p.m. on July 4, 2005, there was a mass exodus of boats toward the shores of Lake Okabena after the fireworks show ended. In the rush to get boats off the water, one boat collided violently with another, running into and over an anchored boat carrying several people. Several people were injured, but luckily, no one was killed.


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