Waynesville man struck by boat propeller on Lake of the Ozarks

5 months 1 week 3 days ago Sunday, August 18 2019 Aug 18, 2019 Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:49:00 PM CDT August 18, 2019 in News
By: Emily Wolf, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

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. 

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