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home : outdoors : outdoors   February 6, 2016

7/8/2013 3:54:00 PM
None injured in boat accident
NT Staff




LACON — Henry, Marshall County, Lacon and Chillicothe emergency crews responded just after sundown Saturday on the Illinois River after a 31-foot yacht reportedly struck a tree and was taking on water rapidly.

Within half an hour, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department received word that the occupants of the boat were on shore. Two adults and four children had donned life preservers while waiting for rescue, and at one point, the Coast Guard was called to tell barge captains to stop and avoid making wake.

The sheriff’s office indicated the boat occupants were OK but that deputies were not in charge of any investigation.








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