Bernhardt Wendeln seriously hurt at Lake of the Ozarks

3:33 AM, Aug 3, 2012   |    comments
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Lake of the Ozarks, MO (KSDK) - A teenager waterskiing with his grandfather at Lake of the Ozarks Tuesday morning is hospitalized with serious injuries after the youngster was struck by a large wake while skiing.

Missouri Water Patrol officials say 13 year old Bernhardt Wendeln of St. Louis was behind the boat operated by his grandfather; Gary Wallace, 68 also of St. Louis around 11:20 a.m.

Witnesses say the vessel was creating large wakes behind the boat as it travelled in the main channel of the lake in Camden County when the victim impacted one of the wakes and was thrown into the water.

The teen was transported to a hospital in Osage Beach with serious injuries.

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