Chaffee man injured in boating accident on Castor River

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Chaffee, Mo., man suffered moderate injuries when he lost control of his boat on the Castor River in Cape Girardeau County and struck a tree Saturday morning, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report.

Larry G. Wolfe, 57, was eastbound in a diversion channel of the river about 8:30 a.m., when a mechanical problem caused the 2002 Xpress utility to suddenly accelerate, investigators said. Wolfe lost control of the watercraft, which struck a tree on the southern shoreline, investigators said. Wolfe's spouse transported him to a Cape Girardeau hospital, troopers said.

The crash destroyed the boat, investigators said.

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