JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Two Ohio residents were injured when they were run over by a boat in an east Tennessee lake, authorities said Monday.
The accident occurred Saturday night on Norris Lake in Campbell County, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said in a news release.READ MORE: West Virginia Ranked Last In The U.S. For Percentage Of Adults Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
William Tyler Sharp of Hamilton, Ohio, and Gabriella Wimmer of Marysville, Ohio, were standing on the bow of a boat when it hit a wake, causing them to be thrown from the vessel, the agency said.
The pair was then run over by the same boat, officials said.READ MORE: Former Shaler Villa VFC Assistant Fire Chief Andrew Gerst Dies
Sharp was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. He was treated for serious injuries, including deep cuts from the boat’s propeller, the agency said. Sharp was in critical but stable condition, officials said.
Wimmer was taken to a separate hospital, where she was treated and released, officials said.
Another boater was charged with underage consumption of alcohol and reckless operation of a vessel.MORE NEWS: Zeta Phi Beta Celebrates 50th Anniversary At University Of Pittsburgh
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