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UPDATE: No charges to be filed after July boat crash on Bennington lake

Posted at 5:30 PM, Jul 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-22 08:39:27-04

8/21/22 update:

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says no charges will be filed after a boat crash injured three people in Bennington at Newport Lake last month.

The crash happened July 25 when authorities say a boat hit a sea wall near a bridge.

They found three people inside an inflatable critically hurt.

7/26/22 update:

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says three people were critically injured Monday after a boating accident on a Bennington-area lake.

According to the reporting party, an inflatable being towed by a vessel struck the sea wall near the bridge on Newport Lake.

Upon arrival, deputies and rescue personnel located 47-year-old Wyatt Moore of Flower Mound, Texas, a 15-year-old girl from Bennington, and an eight-year-old girl from Flower Mound with critical injuries.

A spokesperson for Nebraska Medicine says that Wyatt Moore is currently listed in serious condition. The 15-year-old is listed in critical condition. The eight-year-old was transported to another hospital and we'll provide an update on her condition when it's available.

Alcohol and drugs aren't being investigated as factors in the collision and it remains under investigation.

7/25/22 original story:

3 News Now has confirmed that a boat crashed around 11 a.m. injuring several people at Bennington Lake.

We reached out to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and are waiting to hear back on the condition of the victims.

Photojournalist Wade Lux saw a medical helicopter and more than one ambulance at the scene.

This is a developing story.

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