Ten people thrown off boat on an IN lake

Ten people thrown off boat on an IN lake

Ten people thrown off boat on an IN lake

The 21-foot boat ran amok in lake Gage, at about 30 miles per hour, after the driver and 9 others were thrown off Sunday.

Ten people were thrown overboard during a terrifying boat ride on an Indiana Lake over the weekend including the driver.

Emergency medical, fire and law enforcement officials responded to the call along with Parkview Health's Samaritan air ambulance helicopter, the report said.

Conservation Officer Jake Carlile launched a Department of Natural Resource Boston Whaler patrol boat while Steuben County sheriff's deputies alerted residents on the shore to move their docked boats and clear the area, as the unmanned boat was circling by the shoreline at speed, nearing closer to boats and docks with each pass.

Ten people were injured after they were thrown from an out-of-control boat on an IN lake July 15.

Based on their initial investigation, conservation officers reported Effinger allegedly was driving the 21-foot Correct Craft Ski Nautique boat at a high rate of speed when the boat "cut into a violent turn", which resulted in all 10 people aboard being ejected into the water. One person was believed to have a skull fracture and another a partial amputation of their lower arm. Other people who were hurt were taken to a hospital in Angola with non-life threatening injuries.

The rope slowed the motorboat, the statement said, and Carlile used a nearby personal watercraft to jump onto the runaway boat while both were in motion. It eventually struck a dock, then spun back to hit Carlilse's patrol boat. He then brought the unmanned boat to a stop.

Officers said that alcohol appeared to play a factor in the incident, and Effinger was arrested for boating while intoxicated and causing injury as well as being a minor in possession of alcohol.

The boat continued pushing forward around 30 m.p.h. even after it was unmanned.