Fatal Accident

May 10, 2013 12:57 PM

Boat Motor Kills Fisherman

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A fisherman has been killed in a boating accident on Kentucky Lake.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources spokesman Garry Clark told The Paducah Sun that 51-year-old Timothy Alan Clippard of Jackson, Mo., died after the motor on the fishing boat broke away and flew up into the boat where it hit him.

Clark said Clippard was fishing with a partner in a bass tournament. The two were on their way to the scales to have the catch weighed when the boat's motor hit an underwater structure that broke it.

Clark said the boat's operator, who was not identified, suffered no serious injury.

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