Boat Crash Leaves Two Dead and Four Missing

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 at 10:14 am

According to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department, ten people were involved in a boat crash on Friday night. Of those ten people, two died, four are missing, three are in the hospital, and one was arrested.

The Sheriff’s Department says that they were called to the crash at about 9:45pm on Friday to the Chippewa River in Lake Hallie near the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport. One of the boats involved in the collision was a Princecraft, which is similar to a pontoon. The Princecraft had six people on it from a wedding party. The other boat involved was a type of speed boat. One person from each of the boats were killed.

The search for the four missing boaters was suspended close to 1:30am Saturday morning due to poor visibility and a strong current. Search crews will be back  Saturday morning.

The wedding party on the Princecraft had a wedding planned for Saturday.

The crash is still under investigation. The names of the people involved are being withheld at this time.

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