Posted: May 7, 2012 6:51 AM by Associated Press
Updated: May 7, 2012 6:52 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A family gathering in eastern Missouri turned tragic when a 47-year-old man drowned after being thrown from a Waverunner on a private lake.
The accident happened Sunday on a lake near Washington. The man's name has not been released.
Washington Deputy Fire Chief Tim Frankenberg says a family member reported that the man hit a dock and then struck a pontoon boat with the Waverunner, which then sank into the water.
KSDK reports the accident happened at a 5-acre lake near Washington. The man's body was recovered about an hour after the accident. The man was not wearing a life vest.