Tuesday, May 05, 2009

4 men injured (Matthew Dunn, 20, Charles Flores, 19, Michael Morris, 19, Niralkumar Patel, 19, Ocala,) in Boating Accident

Three young Volusia County men and a friend were injured in a boat accident on George's Lake in Putnam County after running into a dock, authorities said.Matthew Dunn, 20, and Charles Flores, 19, both of Ormond Beach; Michael Morris, 19, Daytona Beach; and Niralkumar Patel, 19, Ocala, were taken to Shands Hospital in Gainesville after the accident late Saturday night, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report. Only Dunn was listed at the hospital Monday, and he was in fair condition, hospital officials said. The extent of the other men's injuries was not available. The 19-foot ski boat the men were in ran under the end of a dock on the lake behind a home in the Florahome community, the report states. The accident is still under investigation, wildlife commission spokeswoman Joy Hill said Monday.

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