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Boating accidents Memorial Day weekend

HARPER'S FERRY (KWWL) -- Memorial weekend saw a lot of accidents on Iowa lakes and rivers.

The Department of Natural Resources says a ten-year old boy was killed on Storm Lake Monday when the motor on the boat he was riding in hit something in the water and flipped into the boat and landed on the boy.

Plus a boat capsized on the Cedar River north of Vinton Monday throwing five people out of their boat.

No one was wearing a life jacket in that crash.

37-year old Calven Wheeler of Vinton was cited for not having enough life jackets on board.

And a Waverly man was charged with OWI on Saturday on Lake Delhi after his boat struck a hoist.

DNR officials say 26-year old Jay Breitbach turned to avoid the wake of another boat and hit the hoist.


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