The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has identified the victims in Saturday afternoon’s boating accident on Brown’s Lake near Salix.
The DNR says 17-year-old Adreanna Hamman of Sioux City and 39-year-old Bernard Jon “B.J.” Baker of Lawton, were being pulled on a tube behind a boat driven by 29-year-old Nicole Baker when the tube struck a stationary boat causing serious injury to both tubers.
Both Hamman and Baker were taken to Mercy One Hospital with serious injuries.
Hamman has since been transferred to an Omaha hospital and has undergone surgery and is in stable condition.
Baker is in stable condition at Mercy One.
The DNR says alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash.
All safety equipment was in place on the boat during the crash and the tubers were wearing personal flotation devices when the accident occurred.
Charges are pending.
Updated 4:15 p.m. 5/26/19
Two people were injured in a boating accident on Brown’s Lake Saturday afternoon.
The Woodbury County Sheriff’s office says rescuers were dispatched at Bigelow Park just before 4pm.
Authorities say a boat was towing a 17-year-old female and 39-year-old man on a tube on the lake.
The boat swung around and the victims were apparently pushed into another boat that was stationary.
Both sustained serious injuries.
One victim was taken by helicopter to Mercy One Hospital, the other by ambulance.
Their names have not been released.