DNR officer cited after boat accident on Lake Keowee - FOX Carolina 21

DNR officer cited after boat accident on Lake Keowee

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Scene from boat accident on Lake Keowee. (Source: Witness) Scene from boat accident on Lake Keowee. (Source: Witness)
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A boat accident sent an officer with the Department of Natural Resources and one other person flying into Lake Keowee on May 29.

DNR officials say the collision occurred between a 18-foot DNR boat and a pontoon. Both boats were traveling when the accident occurred at 3:15 p.m.

Three people were brought to Cane Creek boat landing to be checked by EMS after the accident. An officer was also checked by EMS.

Greg Lucas with the DNR said all patients sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to the hospital.

On June 20, a spokesperson for DNR said officer Ron Hedden was issued a citation for negligent operation, a ticket which carries a fine of up to $475. Hedden will also likely face internal discipline, the spokesperson said.

DNR said there is no discord between Hedden and the family in the boat which was struck.

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