2 men rescued from Douglas County lake after being thrown from boat
Two people were rescued from a lake in Douglas County Sunday morning after they were thrown from their boat.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said it was notified that two men had been thrown from their boat at about 10:15 a.m. in Lake Ida, near Stoney Point. While they were in the water, the boat was still in motion, circling nearby.
Authorities responded but were notified the men had been rescued by another boater before they arrived.
Deputies then arrived and located the spinning boat. They were able to disable the boat using a towed rope technique to stop the prop on the motor.
According to the sheriff's office, investigation showed the men, ages 18 and 21, were thrown from the boat when their boat took a large wave, causing the boat to suddenly change direction. While there were life jackets in the boat, neither of the men were wearing one and the tether to the motor's kill switch wasn't used.
Fortunately, no injuries were reported.