SeaDoo incident on Osage River leaves two women injured

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A boating accident on the Osage River on July 6, 2024, left two women with minor injuries, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The incident occurred at 8:21 p.m. and involved a 2006 SeaDoo watercraft driven by Shy A. Sorden, 26, of Camdenton, Missouri.

According to the report, Sorden was operating the watercraft westbound when it suddenly accelerated, causing injuries to two occupants. The injured parties were identified as Victoria M. Scholes, 27, of Pittsburg, Kansas, and Karen A. Sommerhalder, 36, of Warrenton, Missouri. Both women sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene. Neither occupant was wearing a flotation device at the time of the incident.

The SeaDoo sustained no damage but was towed by Lake Tow. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Lake Ozark Police Department, Sergeant T. C. Fick, and Trooper A. A. Lindley.


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