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The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office responded to Morrison Lake in Boston Township for a property damage boating crash Sunday, July 14 at about 10:30 a.m., according to a sheriff's news release.

 

A speed style boat was attempting to pull a skier up out of the water when it struck a bass boat with two fishermen aboard.  The fishermen were able to jump into the water just prior to the crash to avoid injury.  They were rescued by another nearby boater. 

 

Both boats were able to be brought ashore and there were no hazards in the water from the crash.  No injuries were reported at the scene.

 

The sheriff’s office reminds everyone to be safe and alert on the water.  A vessel operating on the waters within the State of Michigan shall operate with due care and caution of other boaters on the water, as well as other persons such as swimmers and kayakers enjoying the lakes, rivers, and waterways. 

 

The crash remains under investigation, so operator names are not being released at this time. 

 

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