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Breaking the Wake at the Lake of the Ozarks

Posted on October 26, 2015 at 6:14 pm

On the evening of Saturday, October 10th, a pontoon boat capsized in the Gravois Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks near the 2 Mile Marker. The boat, a 2015 Adventurer Pontoon, reportedly encountered a large wake and overturned. Local sources report that multiple passengers on board the vessel sustained minor injuries; however, none of the injured parties sought medical treatment following the incident. An investigation conducted by the Missouri Highway Patrol determined that the incident was most likely caused by turbulence created by heavy boating traffic that day. There was not sufficient evidence at the scene to find any of the water crafts being operated nearby at fault for the accident.

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Often times, persons involved in boating accidents caused by large wakes and otherwise turbulent water conditions are not at fault for the resulting damages. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Missouri boating accident, the law offices of Price & Randle can provide advice and assistance that will take the guesswork out of filing a personal injury claim.

Further information about boating accident injuries and information about personal injury representation can be found at: http://pricerandle.com/practice_areas/experienced-lake-of-the-ozarks-boat-accident-attorney.cfm.

 

Lake of the Ozarks boating statistics for 2015 can be found at the following link:

https://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/WP03/SearchAction

 

Citations and additional resources:

https://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/WP02Web/app/safetyEdClasses

https://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/WP03/search.jsp

http://www.uscgboating.org/library/accident-statistics/2013ReportRevised.pdf

http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20151015/NEWS/151019354/1994/NEWS

http://lakeexpo.com/news/lake_news/pontoon-swamped-on-lake-of-the-ozarks/article_abce58f4-6fc8-11e5-8e00-d371a51ff824.html

http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20151011/NEWS/151019933

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Breaking the Wake at the Lake of the Ozarks
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Breaking the Wake at the Lake of the Ozarks
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Wakes caused by larger boats have not only caused accidents; they have also resulted in significant property damage along the shoreline of the Lake. In light of this, a proposal is being discussed to place restrictions on boats over thirty feet long that travel through coves measuring less than 1,250 feet in width. Representative David Wood from Missouri District 58 reportedly broached the subject with the Highway and Water Patrol; the city of Osage Beach has scheduled a public session on November 4th to address it.
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