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Terry Erickson, 39, left, suffered serious injuries Wednesday after he tried to escape the path of an incoming boat on Big Cormorant Lake. His wife, Taryn Erickson, 37, escaped the hit-and-run accident unharmed with a neighbor, while their two children had minor injuries. SOURCE: Special to The Forum.

West Fargo family tried to bail out as hit-and-run boater sped towards them on Big Cormorant

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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- "What is that boat doing? You guys, that boat!"

Taryn Erickson, 37, could hardly believe she was yelling these words to her husband Wednesday, as she watched a boat speeding straight at her family on Big Cormorant Lake south of Lake Park, Minn.

The hit-and-run accident on the water hospitalized Erickson's husband, Terry, 39, and left authorities searching for the boaters responsible for crashing into the West Fargo, N.D., family.

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