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Man suffers minor injuries in LaGrange County boating accident


A boating accident in LaGrange County Tuesday evening could have been a lot worse.

Indiana Conservation Officers say Keith Platter II of Garrett was slowing down his bass boat to enter a no-wake zone between Witmer Lake and Westler Lake when another boat following him ramped up and over his boat.

Officers say the other boat, driven by Brian Light of LaGrange, hit Platter in the head and crushed his windshield.

Thankfully, Platter's injuries were minor and he did not need medical attention.

Conservation Officers want to remind all boaters to be aware of their surroundings when boating and never operate too closely to other watercraft.

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