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Boating accident on Lake Delhi leads to head injuries for Iowa man

This news story was published on July 28, 2020.
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Information from Iowa DNR

DELAWARE COUNTY, IOWA – A boating accident on Lake Delhi caused head injuries for an Iowa man this weekend.

On Sunday, July 26, at approximately 7:30pm, DNR Conservation Officer Dakota Drish responded to a personal injury accident involving a water craft (PWC) on Lake Delhi.

Gavin Cooper of Monticello, Iowa, was operating the PWC when he hit a wave. The impact caused Cooper’s face to hit the handlebars causing facial injuries. The impact also knocked him off of the PWC, landing face down in the water unconscious. He was rescued by nearby witnesses and pulled from the water.

Cooper was wearing a life jacket at the time of this accident and was transported to a Manchester hospital for his injuries.

The Iowa DNR continues to investigate and was assisted by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office in response.

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One Response to Boating accident on Lake Delhi leads to head injuries for Iowa man

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 28, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    damn pwc’s, and it’s not even the 4th.