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Iowa Football Safety Jack Koerner injured in Lake of the Ozarks boating accident

 Iowa Hawkeye DB Jack Koerner <br />Photo Courtesy: Iowa Hawkeyes
Iowa Hawkeye DB Jack Koerner <br />Photo Courtesy: Iowa Hawkeyes (KY3)
Published: Jun. 13, 2020 at 10:46 AM CDT
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Two men are seriously hurt after their Seadoo jet ski crashed into another boat on the Lake of the Ozarks just before 7 p.m. Friday.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jack Koerner, a starting free safety for the Iowa Hawkeyes football team, was taken to Lake Regional hospital by ambulance.

While he's listed in serious condition, the extent of his injuries is unknown.

However, in a news release from the Iowa Hawkeyes, the team said the injuries are not life threatening.

Another man, Cole Coffin, 21, from West Des Moines, Iowa, was also on that Seadoo. He was flown to University Hospital in Columbia, also with serious injuries.

Both Coffin and Koerner were wearing life jackets.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says their jet ski crashed into the right hand side of a boat on the 4.2 mile marker of the Gravois Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks.

That boat was driven by Todd Gore, 56, of Port Barrington, Illinois. He was not injured.

His passengers Vannessa Gore, 22, and Garrett Bright, were also not hurt.

The Seadoo was totaled in the accident, the boat had minor damage.

Iowa Football's news release said Koerner had just finished the first week of voluntary workouts with the team, and was at the Lake of the Ozarks with his father, Gary Koerner, and other West Des Moines families for a father/son weekend.

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