Deputy Game Warden Frank Appel was killed in a motorcycle accident on Gunflint Trail, near Grand Marais, while on patrol.

He was going down a hill when his front tire struck a rock and he was thrown from the motorcycle. He was thrown down a 10-foot embankment and struck his head on a rock.

Warden Appel had served with the agency for three years. He was survived by his wife and four children.