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Jan and Jerry Nelson along with friends Arlin Albrecht and Chuck Curt all were on the Nelsons' boat Sunday when they came across a tipped catamaran. The group soon came across the boat's occupants who had been in the water for more than two hours. Jen Cullen/RiverTowns

Group rescues men from Lake Pepin

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LAKE PEPIN -- Wacouta residents Jerry and Jan Nelson and a group of friends feared the worst Sunday evening when they came across an overturned catamaran on Lake Pepin's choppy waters.

Even the couple's large ocean-going vessel had been hard to navigate through sustained 40 mph winds and occasional squalls and gusts produced by a storm that quickly moved through the area.

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