Four Missing, Eight Injured After Boating Collison Near Burlington
BURLINGTON– Four people are missing and eight people were injured following a boating collision early Saturday morning near Burlington.
The collision occurred between two jon boats, one with a single passenger and the other carrying 11 people, in the O’Connell Slough area of the Mississippi River near Burlington. The call for rescue personnel came in at 1:43 a.m. The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Department, the Burlington Police Department, the Burlington Fire Department and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources responded to the call.
One of the people injured was air-lifted to University Hospitals in Iowa City while the other seven were transported to Great River Medical Center in Burlington.
The names of the missing and injured people are being withheld until notifications are made with family members.