A boating accident at 2 p-m Friday on Mark Twain Lake results sends two Illinois residents to the hospital.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a pontoon boat operated by 37 year old Alex Blythe of LaHarpe struck a submerged tree on the Lick Creek arm of the lake. Blythe’s wife—30 year old Dana Blythe and Wyatt Blythe sustained moderate injuries. Troopers say both were taken by survival flight to University Hospital in Columbia. Troopers say impact with the tree threw the occupants out of their seats.