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10 hurt by runaway boat on Lake Gage

Almost a dozen people were ejected from a boat that started spinning out of control at a lake in Indiana.Multiple agencies – including IN conservation officers, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department and Parkview Samaritan helicopter – responded to Lake Gage about 7:15 p.m. Saturday on reports that several people were IN the water with serious injuries, the news release said.The Indiana officer who finally brought an out-of-control boat to a stop said the incident shows just how risky drunken boating can be.Ten people were thrown overboard when a boat driver in Indiana lost control of her speed boat, causing serious injuries to passengers including one lower arm amputation and a skull fracture, according to a press release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources obtained by PEOPLE.At approximately 7:13 p.m. on Saturday night, a 20-foot boat being driven by Fort Wayne resident Dominique Effinger cut into a violent turn, ejecting all 10 people that were on the vessel.Several seriously injured people were immediately taken to shore by people on other boats so emergency responders could tend to the injuries, the release said. The boat strikes a pier before striking a boat.Eventually, the rope in the Ski Nautique’s propeller slowed the boat enough that Carlile was able to use a nearby personal watercraft to get close to it and then jump into the boat, which he then stopped, the report said.The investigation into the incident is ongoing. She told NewsChannel 15 in IN her husband escorted a paramedic in order to help the injured people thrown off into the water via a jet ski.The boat was a Correct Craft Ski Ski Nautique, according to the DNR officials, NewsChannel 15 reported. DNR spokesman Price also said several other people present at the spot helped take victims to the shore so that they could receive instant treatment.