Mechanical issues are taking the blame for injuries to an Orrick man Tuesday on Truman Lake, in Benton County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a pontoon suddenly lunged forward and that’s when the seat a passenger was sitting in flipped backwards.

The man was thrown from the boat and investigators say he came down on the railing.

The man was taken to a Clinton Hospital with moderate injuries, but the captain was not hurt.

It’s unknown if the man who was hurt was wearing a safety device.

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