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Fish hook stuck in man's neck after boat hits break wall in Racine

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Posted at 1:54 PM, Jul 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-15 09:32:47-04

The Racine County Sheriff's Office reported a fishing boat ran into the break wall near the 16th Street Lagoon Saturday morning. 

The boat was out on the water at 4 a.m. preparing for Salmon-A-Rama when the 33-foot fishing boat hit the wall. 

There were five people and a dog on board the boat. One person, a 65-year-old Iowa man was injured and taken to Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. 

He was treated for cuts to his legs and neck, he also had a fish hook lodged in his neck. The sheriff said the injuries were non-life threatening. 

The other four occupants and the dog were not injured. The sheriff says alcohol was not a factor.