A serious Missouri boating accident on the Lake of the Ozarks recently tossed seven people into the water, according to an article in the Columbia Tribune. Five of the people involved in the accident had to be taken to area hospitals for treatment of injuries.
The accident took place during events leading up to the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, which is known as the “largest unsanctioned boat race in the United States.” It was captured on camera by a boater who was setting up his film equipment in preparation for the event.
The boat was heading across the lake to a restaurant and had a full complement of passengers. The watercraft was traveling at a high speed when it began to rock as it hit a series of choppy waves, tossing passengers back and forth and convincing witnesses that the boat might tip over. Five of the passengers lost their balance and fell overboard, and when the boat slowed and regained control, those still on board discovered quite a bit of water in the bottom due to the bumpy ride.