Monday, July 24, 2017

7 injured, 1 serious, after a Yamaha Wave Runner driven by by 17-year-old Clayton Hertel collided with the starboard side of a 1995 Regal boat in the Lick Creek Cove in Camden County, MO

SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say one person has been flown to a hospital in serious condition and six others were hurt after a personal watercraft collided with a boat on the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 17-year-old was driving the Yamaha Wave Runner when it collided with the starboard side of the boat Sunday afternoon in the Lick Creek Cove in Camden County. The driver of the personal watercraft wasn't hurt, but seven people aboard the boat were.

Besides the person flown from the scene, one person suffered moderate injuries. The patrol says five other people had minor injuries.


LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — A boat was capsized and seven people were injured in a collision with a PWC on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 45-year-old Shad Poore, of Independence, Mo., was driving a 1995 Regal around the 66 Mile Marker, just after noon on Sunday, July 23. Poore was banking the boat hard to one side, according to a person familiar with the incident, and a PWC driven by 17-year-old Clayton Hertel slammed into the boat’s starboard side. The collision pushed the boat completely over, capsizing it.

The Patrol reported no injuries for Hertel, but seven people aboard the Regal sustained injuries.
  • 22-year-old Zachary Brewer had serious injuries and was flown by Staff for Life helicopter to University Hospital for treatment.
  • 23-year-old Jordan Poore sustained moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital
  • 45-year-old Shad Poore had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital by private conveyance
  • 22-year-old Breana Aranda, of Kansas City, Mo.; 43-year-old Lisa Chacon, of Kansas City, Mo.; 25-year-old Shute Ligi, of Independence, Mo.; and 48-year-old Shelly Poore, of Independence, Mo. all sustained minor injuries and declined treatment, according to the Patrol.