Boat Crashes on Missouri Lake Sending Family Fl...
VIDEO COURTESY:LAKE TV A shocking video has captured the moment a family day out on the water turned to tragedy in a horrific boating crash.
The footage, taken at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri last Friday, shows the passengers being thrown back-and-forth like rag dolls after the family's powerboat plows into a large wake at high speed.
At the beginning of the video, two female boaters, presumably mother and daughter, are seen dressed in bright coloured bikinis and sunglasses, smiling and posing, clearly aware of the camera's presence.
The other five boaters - four men and another, more demurely dressed, woman - are equally enjoying their day on the water.
But the fun-filled atmosphere soon turns to chaos when the vessel - a Fountain powerboat - hits the large wake of another boat passing by, and the unnamed family comes to blows on the waterway.
The boat's driver, who was speeding along the popular lake, loses control and the vessel starts violently rocking from side-to-side.
The passengers are seen slamming around the boat's interior like dolls during the surprise crash.
The driver and the bikini-clad daughter are flung to opposite ends of the vessel in what look like painful projections.
All seven boaters were injured in the incident, according to LakeTV.
Five were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for minor to moderate injuries.
The Missouri reservoir is a popular place for boaters and vacationing families but local authorities say boating accidents are common.
They have warned families to take special care on the lake over the Labor Day weekend when two people died and 10 people were injured last year.