Rippey man hurt in crash on the DSM River

Two men were injured Saturday, June 21, when the personal water crafts (PWCs) they were operating on the Des Moines River hit an obstruction near the surface of the water.

Injured were Christian Whitney, 42, of Rippey and Kevin Davis, 42, of Johnston. Both were transported to Boone County Hospital. Davis was later transferred to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Both were wearing life jackets.

A third PWC operator in the group, Alexander Goodburn, 30, of Ankeny was not involved in the collision but was arrested for boating while intoxicated and booked into the Boone County jail.

The DNR is investigating the accident, including determining what the obstruction in the water was that caused the obstruction.  ~The Scranton Journal

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