Swimmer struck by watercraft at Maple Lake

- A swimmer is in the hospital after getting hit by a watercraft on Maple Lake, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Officials say around 4:18 p.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old man was operating the watercraft with a 14-year-old passenger.

The watercraft was within 150 feet of the shore and was unable to avoid a collision with the 68-year-old man who was swimming.

Emergency crews transported the swimmer to Douglas County Hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.


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