Area teens injured in boat collision

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Verona girl, Monett boy suffer minor injuries

A Verona girl and a Monett boy were injured Sunday in a boat collision at 4:35 p.m. at Point 25, west of the Highway 39 Bridge, on Table Rock Lake.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Sidney Birge, 18, of Verona, was driving a 2002 Polaris personal watercraft westbound when her craft collided with a stationary 2002 Polaris, bring driven by Isaac Brattin, 18, of Monett.

Birge, along with a passenger on her watercraft, Layne Skiles, 16, of Monett, each suffered minor injuries and were both transported to Mercy Cassville by private vehicle. Brattin was not injured.

All involved were wearing safety devices, and damage to the two Polaris watercraft was minor.

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