Boats crash on Lake Elizabeth

Richmond Rescue picked one patient from the boat that had been hit. The other patient was picked up by Twin Lakes Rescue by Sunset Beach.

Richmond Rescue picked one patient from the boat that had been hit. The other patient was picked up by Twin Lakes Rescue by Sunset Beach. /Earlene Frederick photo

There were no serious injuries resulting from a boat crash on Lake Elizabeth in Twin Lakes this evening.

From a  media release from Twin Lakes Police Chief Dale Racer:

On Sunday, August 31, 2014 at approximately 5:00PM, two motor boats traveling at medium speeds on the northeast end of Lake Elizabeth collided causing one of the boats to submerge. All persons aboard both boats have been accounted for. Twin Lakes Fire/EMS conveyed a 15 year old male juvenile to an area hospital for a possible wrist injury. An adult female was conveyed by Richmond, IL. Fire/EMS to a hospital in McHenry, IL. for non-life threatening injuries. The Twin Lakes Water Patrol is investigating.

While rescue was getting the patients, Twin Lakes Fire went to check on the boat that sunk.

While rescue was getting the patients, Twin Lakes Fire went to check on the boat that sunk. /Earlene Frederick photo


A pontoon boat marked the spot where the boat sank until police could get to the spot. The boat isn't very deep.

A pontoon boat marked the spot where the boat sank until police could get to the spot. The boat isn’t very deep. /Earlene Frederick photo


Police and Water Patrol check out the boat that was hit. They dropped off the ones on the boat that hit them by a house on Lakeshore Way, then came to the Sand Bar.

Police and Water Patrol check out the boat that was hit. They dropped off the ones on the boat that hit them by a house on Lakeshore Way, then came to the Sand Bar.  /Earlene Frederick photo


Buoys mark the spot where the boat is under water. The owners have five days to remove it.   /Earlene Frederick photo

Buoys mark the spot where the boat is under water. The owners have five days to remove it.

Boats of Lake Elizabeth after the accident.

Boats of Lake Elizabeth after the accident. /Earlene Frederick photo

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