People Injured After Being Ejected From Boat in Indiana

Danny Woods
July 17, 2017

Ten people were thrown overboard during a terrifying boat ride on an Indiana Lake over the weekend including the driver. The boat continued to travel around Lake Gage, causing property damage and serious injuries, according to police.

Four of the ten people thrown from the boat were treated for serious injuries. He was also accused of possessing alcohol.

Ten people, including the driver, were thrown from a boat on an IN lake this weekend, but the boat kept going.

Two people were flown by Samaritan helicopter to Parkview Regional Medical Center with injuries including a skull fracture and a partial lower arm amputation, conservation officers reported.

The DNR press release said that several of the injured that were in the lake were "immediately transported" to the shore by citizens and emergency resonders.

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Conservation Officer Jake Carlile launched a DNR's Boston Whaler patrol boat to try to stop the runaway boat, conservation officers said.

Conservation Officer Jake Carlile launched a Department of Natural Resources patrol boat as county sheriff's deputies urged residents to move their boats and clear the area, the statement said. Carlile managed to get hold of the boat and wrangled it, however, it stuck at a pier and rear-ended the conservation officer's patrol boat.

The entangling rope eventually slowed the runaway boat and Carlile was able to use a nearby personal watercraft and he jumped onto the runaway boat.

Sabrina Minser, who provided an eyewitness account of the incident, told 24-Hour News 8's sister station NewsChannel 15 that her husband escorted a paramedic out onto the water via a jet ski. DNR spokesman Price also said several other people present at the spot helped take victims to the shore so that they could receive instant treatment.

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