Rend Lake boating accident - 2 confirmed dead

11:05 AM, Jun 27, 2012   |    comments
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Franklin County, IL (KSDK) - Two people are confirmed dead following Tuesday's boating accident on Rend Lake in Franklin County.

The accident happened around 3 p.m. Two speeding ski boats traveling were involved. Investigators said one boat was carrying two people; the second boat was carrying three people. One ski boat cut in front of the other and was run over.

It is not believed anyone was skiing at the time.

One man was thrown from the boat with two people and died. His body was recovered Wednesday morning. The other passenger on the boat, a woman, was airlifted to Barnes-Jewish Hospital with serious injuries and later died.

A person on the other boat had to be taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital as well.

The victims' names have not been released, pending notification of family members.


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