Woman hospitalized after boating accident

Ottawa County
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PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Holland woman was taken by Aero Med to the hospital after she was thrown from a boat Saturday morning in Ottawa County.

According to authorities, deputies were dispatched to an address on South Shore Drive in Park Township just after 2 a.m. for a person who had been injured in a boating incident on Lake Macatawa.

Deputies say a 12-inch hard bottom inflatable boat was driven by a 37-year-old Holland rsident who lost control of the outboard motor. The boat turned sharply, causing people to be thrown from the boat.

One of the passengers, a 34-year-old Holland woman, was thrown from the boat and sustained a leg injury from the motors prop.

Everyone was able to climb back in the boat and return to shore.

Deputies said the 34-year-old passenger was flown by Aero Med to Butterworth Hospital.

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