Man injured in boating accident on St. Joe River

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- An Osceola man suffered a head injury when he was thrown from a boat on the St. Joseph River.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources reports 57-year-old James Gaugler was a passenger in a 16-foot boat when it struck a large board floating in the river.

When the boat struck the board, the boat came to a stop. Gaugler was thrown against the motor and then out of the boat.

Gaugler suffered a 6-8-inch gash when his head struck the motor.

Gaugler was not wearing a personal floatation device when the accident happened.

He was taken to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. He is stable.


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