*UPDATE* Boating Accident Injures 2

by Emily Baird on May 1, 2010 at 8:06 am

A Columbus couple is in good condition at Grant Medical Center after a boating accident last evening.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. on Buckeye Lake near Fireman’s Island in Licking County.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft spokesman, John Wisse, says an 18-foot bass boat, carrying 47-year-old Brian Trudeau and his wife 41-year-old Cindy, collided with a 21-foot pleasure boat, carrying 23-year-old Justin Morrison and his brother 27-year-old Tom Huskey.

Wisse says the Trudeaus were ejected and pulled from the water before being taken to the hospital. Morrison and Huskey were not injured.

Both boats were severely damaged.

Wisse says no charges have been filed yet but alcohol is believe to be a factor in the crash. It remains under investigation.