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Oskaloosa man dies in boating accident

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OSKALOOSA (KWWL) -  An Oskaloosa man is dead after a boat he was operating rolled at Rathbun Lake in Appanoose County around 11 am Saturday.

According to the DNR, 50-year-old Gregory Williams was killed when the boat overturned throwing him and a passenger into the water.

Williams was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Centerville where he was pronounced dead.

The passenger was not seriously injured.

The incident remains under investigation, but DNR officials believe the boat rolled after making a sharp turn.

It's also being investigated whether rough water and windy conditions contributed to the incident.

It is unknown if Williams and his passenger were wearing life jackets.


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