Waynesville man struck by boat propeller on Lake of the Ozarks

Posted on 18 August 2019 at 7:49pm
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COLUMBIA — One man was transported to University Hospital after a boating accident Saturday night. 

Cody Vaughn, 22, was ejected from a boat after the driver lost steering control due to a mechanical failure, according to a Missouri State Highway patrol incident report. Vaughn was then struck by the boat's propeller.

A University Hospital official confirmed to KOMU 8 that Vaughn is in critical but stable condition. 

The driver, Michael Maples, 55, sustained minor injuries. Both men were wearing safety devices.