Boating accident injures 2-Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies and Pine Bluff fire personnel responded to a boating accident on Lake Longhofer on Saturday. Two girls, ages 9 and 10, were injured when a boat collided with the raft they were on. Both girls were transported to Jefferson Regional Medical Center; one was then transported to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The incident is being investigated by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, but Major Lafayette Woods of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department advised KARK that deputies do not believe that alcohol was involved, and no charges have been filed.
According to the Handbook of Arkansas Boating Laws and Responsibilities, every boat or vessel operator should follow three basic rules of navigation:
1. Practice Good Seamanship
2. Keep a Sharp Lookout
3. Maintain a Safe Speed and Distance
Our thoughts are with the children’s family.
Source: Today’s THV and KARK
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