Boat Gets Out of Control on Reservoir - - Jackson, MS

Boat Gets Out of Control on Reservoir

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MADISON COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - There were some terrifying moments for a boater on the Ross Barnett Reservoir Wednesday afternoon.

A WLBT viewer named Walter Wofford sent me an email with this video of a runaway boat about 200 yards from the Lost Rabbit Community on the Madison County side of the big lake.

Reservoir Patrol Chief Perry Waggoner tells WLBT, Donald Drane of Madison was working on his new motor when he was thrown from the boat.

Waggoner says Drane suffered lacerations, but no life threatening injuries.

He was taken to UMC for treatment.

Reservoir officers eventually captured the boat without incident.

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