FOUR ESCAPE SERIOUS INJURY AFTER GOING OVER SPILLWAYWritten by Theresa Rose on May 24, 2015
MUSCATINE – Four people escaped serious injury when the boat they were in went over the spillway at Lock and Dam 16 near Muscatine late Saturday evening.
The fiberglass runabout boat being operated by Kevin Mundt, 41, of Orion, Ill., went over the spillway shortly before 11 p.m. on Saturday at a high rate of speed landing in about two feet of water. Both Mundt and Jenna Bundy, 20, of Orion, Ill., were transported to Trinity Hospital in Muscatine where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The other passengers in the boat, Daniel Dick, 31, and Amanda Dick, 33, both of LeClaire, were ejected from the boat, but uninjured. None of the occupants of the boat were wearing life jackets at the time of the incident, but did put them on before swimming and wading to shore.
The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.