There were just a handful of injuries reported in a series of minor boating accidents over what may be one of the last major recreational boating opportunities on the Lake of the Ozarks in 2017 as temperatures cool.

There were a couple of injuries reported in a series of minor boating accidents over what may be one of the last major recreational boating opportunities on the Lake of the Ozarks in 2017.

Gary R. Vandrew, 67, received injuries described as minor in the Missouri State Highway Patrol report from a waterskiing accident Saturday.

The St. Peters, Mo. man reportedly injured his leg while being pulled behind a 1983 19-foot Cobalt Runabout driven by James W. Struthers, 71, of Chesterfield, Mo. The incident occurred near the 8 mile-marker of the Osage Arm in Workman Hollow Cove around 11:15 a.m. Oct. 14.

Vandrew was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment.

Then on Saturday afternoon, a Belton, Mo. woman received moderate injuries after falling inside a 2000 Rinken Runabout.

According to the MSHP report, Cheryl A. Pound, 64, was a passenger in the vessel operated by Bernard A. Klaus, 64, of Belton, Mo. She was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment. 

The report stated that Pound fell after the Runabout struck a wake near the 3 mile marker of the Glaize Arm at 3:50 p.m. She was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment.

Neither Pound nor Klaus were wearing lifejackets, according to the report.

No one was injured in a docking accident early Saturday evening at the 17.9 mile marker at Backwater Jacks. Operator Christopher M. Slama, 45, of High Ridge, Mo. was cited with boating while intoxicated and failure to use highest degree of car. The 2003 Formula that Slama was operating struck a docked 2016 Outerlimits vessel while attempting to dock. The Outerlimits was struck on the bow and was listed with minor damage.

On Sunday, a Richmond, Mo. woman received minor injuries after falling within a vessel shortly after 7 p.m.

According to the MSHP report, Sherri Charles, 44, was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment. She fell inside a 2004 Baja Day Cruiser after the driver - James W. Gilliam, 64, of Sunrise Beach - decelerated near the 13 mile-marker of the Main Channel, the report states.

Neither occupants of the vessel were wearing lifejackets.