Boy In Boating Accident 13 Aug 12

An 8-year-old Willmar boy was struck by a boat near the south shore of Big Kandiyohi Lake Saturday afternoon. Emergency personnel arrived on the scene at around 4pm, where they attended to the boy who had suffered a head injury. He was injured while being pulled by his family’s fishing boat while on a knee board. A pontoon driven by a 75-year-old woman veered to avoid the fishing boat, driven by the victim’s 33-year-old father. The pontoon then struck the child behind his family’s boat. He was wearing his life jacket. The boy was airlifted to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident.