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Man dies after boating accident on Lake Webster

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an accident that happened Saturday on Lake Webster that resulted in the death of a Columbia City man.

According to witnesses, Jeffery Melvin, 53, was operating a personal watercraft on Lake Webster when he made an abrupt turn into the path of another watercraft.

One of Melvin's friends was operating the watercraft and tried to avoid a collision.

The two personal watercraft collided and the friend's watercraft ramped over the one Melvin was one and struck him in the right torso.

Melvin was transported to Samaritan Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Melvin died Monday.

No foul play is suspected.
 

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