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  • Four boating mishaps over the weekend

  • The Water Patrol Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to four boating accidents over the Labor Day weekend.
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  • The Water Patrol Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to four boating accidents over the Labor Day weekend.
    A 1987 Bass Hawk owned by Ronald A. Givens, 64, of Peoria, Ill., was swamped by waves about 11:30 a.m. Sept. 2 at the 17 mile-marker of the Main Channel.
    Givens was fishing at trolling speed when waves overcame his boat. He was not injured, but his boat received extensive damage.
    •A Kansas City, Kan., man was injured when he slipped and fell overboard about 5:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at Jackson Branch Cove on the lake.
    Taken to Lake Regional Hospital was Jeromy A. Tarwater, 24.
    He was injured when he stepped on the back deck of an anchored 2000 Sea Ray vessel and slipped, falling overboard. The vessel was driven from the scene.
    •Chad A. Johnson, 37, Elburn, Ill., was moderately injured about 4:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the 6-mile marker of the Big Niangua Arm of the Lake when the boat in which he was a passenger encountered rough water. Johnson became airborne, landed on a seat and injured his back.
    The 1989 Chaparral was driven by Dennis R. Johnson, 66, of Batavia, Ill.
    •Two women were injured in a two-boat crash about 8:15 p.m. Aug. 30 at the 65.5-mile marker of the Main Channel.
    Taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital with serious injuries was Caren S. Nagy, 53, of Kansas City, Kan., and with moderate injuries was Linda K. Hollinshead-Ingram, 62, of Edwawrds Mo.
    The accident occurred as a 1998 Tracker pontoon boat driven by Wilbert D. Cornelison, 76, of Edwards, was traveling upstream at a slow rate of speed when a 2001 Ebbtide driven by Paul J. Lindstrom, 47, of Kansas City, Kan., was approaching the pontoon from the stern. The left side of the Ebbtide struck the right side of the pontoon boat.
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