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

Posted: 1:54 PM, Jul 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-15 13:32:47Z
Fish hook stuck in man after boating accident
Fish hook stuck in man after boating accident
Fish hook stuck in man after boating accident

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.