Sailboat Hits Power Lines

sailboatA sailboat ran into power lines on the Lake Friday afternoon but no one involved was injured. According to a report from the Highway Patrol Water Division, 69 year old Gale Carlson of Eldon was at the 3 Mile Marker heading to the back of McCoy Branch Cove to set anchor. Carlson did not keep proper look out and his 2006 Novis marine sailboat struck overhead power lines. High voltage current did strike the water killing fish in the area. Then Ameren responded and checked for damage to lines but none was found.

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