In June 2 Issue
Two women were injured Sunday night when they were struck by a personal water craft while they were sitting at the water's edge near Lily Creek Boat Ramp, according to Fish & Wildlife Sgt. Wayne Glover.
Glover said that Larry Kendall, 65, of Jamestown was operating his 1995 Yamaha personal water craft near the shore in a reckless manner when he lost control of the craft, sending it onshore.
As the craft went ashore around 7:20 p.m. it struck Penny Pierce, 53, and Shannon Gadberry, 34, both of Columbia.
Gadberry sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
Pierce was reportedly knocked unconscious for a bit and was taken by Russell County EMS to the Russell County Hospital where she underwent treatment before being released, Glover said.
The incident remains under investigation by Glover and the Dept. of Fish & Wildlife and charges against Kendall are a possibility.
In another incident on the lake over the weekend a 26 ft. Carver boat with 19 people aboard was capsized and sank at Grider Hill Marina in Albany after an unidentified "go-fast" boat came too close and the wake of the boat came over the stern of the Carver.
Glover said thankfully no one was seriously injured during the incident but a few folks did suffer some minor scrapes and bruises during the ordeal.