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Boating Accident At Smithville Lake Injures 10

A collision between two boats Saturday at Smithville Lake left 10 people with injuries, including one person who was seriously hurt.

Troop A of the Highway Patrol says a 1990 Maxum, being operated by 29-year-old Holt resident Ryan J. Brende was stopped facing west just north of the route W bridge when his vessel was struck by a 2006+ Sea Ray being operated by 41-year-old Kansas City resident Michael E. Brittan.

While Brittan escaped any injuries, 10 people on the Brende vessel were left with some form of injury, including 26-year-old Haven D. Brende, who suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to North Kansas City Hospital.

At Least five minors on the Brende boat, ranging in ages from two years-old to 17, suffered minor injuries and were taken to North Kansas City Hospital. Two other males of an unknown age were also injured and taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital. Brende and 32-year-old Liberty resident Joseph Kassanavoid also suffered minor injuries and were taken to North Kansas City Hospital for treatment.


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