Two men were hurt Saturday night when the personal water crafts hit something near the surface of the water on the Des Moines River near Boone. Injured were 42-year-old Christian Whitney of Rippey and 42-year-old Kevin Davis of Johnston. Both were transported to the Boone County Hospital with Davis later being transferred to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
Whitney and Davis were operating separate personal water crafts when the collision occurred near U.S. Highway 30 west of Boone. Both men were wearing life jackets which likely saved their lives after being thrown into the river following the collision.
(Reporting by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)