5 injured in boat crash on Lake Allatoona - CBS46 News

5 injured in boat crash on Lake Allatoona

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Authorities say five people, including a 4-month-old child, were injured in a boat crash on Lake Allatoona in Bartow County.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources spokesman Mark McKinnon says the crash was reported Saturday night near the mouth of Illinois Creek after a fireworks show at the Atlanta Yacht Club.

Police arrested Joseph Tofil, 50, of Canton. McKinnon said he was charged with boating under the influence. Jail records indicate he was released at 4:44 a.m. Sunday on an $800 cash bond.

Officials say the injuries were non-life threatening and the occupants of the boat were taken to the Cartersville Medical Center.

McKinnon says witnesses told authorities a ski boat hit the other vessel from behind. The ski boat traveled up and over the second vessel, causing significant damage.

The crash is under investigation.

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