Illinois Man Injured in Lake Max Boating Accident


An 18-year-old Bourbonnais, Ill. man was injured Wednesday evening when struck the propeller of a ski boat while tubing on Lake Maxinkuckee.

William Walker was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth with an injury described as serious but not life threatening.

The driver of the boat, 53-year-old Andre Marcotte of Bradley, Ill. flagged down the lake patrol boat just after 5 p.m., according to a news release from the Marshall County Police. They directed him to the Culver Beach pier and contacted EMS. Officials say Marcotte lost sight of Walker when a wave splashed over the bow of the boat. He old officers he tried to shut the craft off but bumped the throttle by accident. Walker went partially under the boat and got cut.