Man missing after Rend Lake boat crash

10:03 PM, Jun 26, 2012   |    comments
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Franklin County, IL (KSDK) - Authorities are searching for a missing man after two boats collided on Rend Lake in Franklin County, Illinois.

The accident happened around 3 p.m. Tuesday. Two large ski boats collided. It is not known how fast the boats were going or why they collided. It is not believed anyone was skiing at the time.

On the first boat, three people were on board. One person was seriously injured and air-lifted to a St. Louis hospital. The other two people are described as having non-life threatening injuries.

On the second boat, a man and woman were on board. The woman was seriously injured and also air-lifted to a St. Louis hospital. The man on that boat is the person missing.

Searchers are using sonar equipment as well as using boats to drag along the bottom of the lake.

NewsChannel 5 will provide more information on this story as details become available.


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