The Iowa D-N-R is searching for the suspect involved in a hit-and-run boat crash on West Lake Okoboji that left one man injured. The D-N-R says Robert Fitzgerald of Milford was fishing in an 18-foot boat off Eagle Point when he was struck by another boat around 5 o’clock Tuesday night. The suspect boat ended up on top of Fitzgerald’s boat throwing him into the water.
A nearby boater jumped into the lake and helped him until he was rescued by the Lake Patrol. Fitzgerald was taken to Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake. Officials are looking for a 21 to 22-foot, white runabout boat with a blue stripe. Witnesses told authorities the suspect is between 50 and 60-years old and balding.
The suspect boat was last seen going into Emerson Bay. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Lake Patrol Officer Gary Owen at 260-1018.