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Two seriously injured on lake
In Aug. 20 Issue

Two accident victims were flown out from Lake Cumberland within about an hour last Saturday due to separate incidents reported Ky F&W Officer Tony Wright.

He said the first accident came around 1:15 p.m. in Greasy Creek when a jet ski collided with the back of a boat.

Wright says the personal water craft was being operated by Donna Jansen, 53, of Burlington, Kentucky.

He added that Jansen is currently a Deputy Sheriff in Boone County, but that he had worked with her when she was a Fish & Wildlife officer.

Reports from witnesses are that Jansen was traveling upstream at a high rate of speed when her craft hit the back of a boat that was also traveling upstream.

Speculation was that she had been intending to pass on the left, but changed her mind at the last moment and attempted to pass on the right, but wasn't able to change course sufficiently.

Wright reported that Jansen's right leg was severed by the boat's propeller above the ankle.

He said that was the only prop-injury to the woman.

A family friend has reported that her other leg was severely broken, as was her other ankle in that wreck.

He added that Jansen was taken by the driver of the boat, Mary Ann Hafele, of Lousville, to the Jamestown Marina. From there she was transported by helicopter to the UK Medical Center where she is reportedly recovering from her injury.

The other incident, Wright said, occurred when 40-year-old Ronald Carl of Michigan was seriously injured when he landed on the railing on the main level of a houseboat.

Wright said Carl received extensive injuries including ruptured spleen, lacerated kidney, collapsed lung, multiple broken ribs, and a spinal fracture.

He added that the rental boat was tied to the shore, and that it seemed that the man and others had been jumping into the lake from the upper level of the boat.

Carl was transported by helicopter to the UK Hospital in Lexington.

Wright credited the good work of other officers Wayne Wilson, Travis Neal and Rich Wade with the life saving outcome and expressed appreciation to the Russell County Rescue Squad and the Pulaski County Dive Team for their help looking for the missing limb in Greasy Creek.

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