Iowa Football Safety Jack Koerner Injured in Lake of Pleasure Ozarks Boating Accident


OZARKS LAC, Mo. — Two men are seriously injured after their Seadoo jet ski crashed into another boat on Lake Ozarks shortly before 7pm on Friday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jack Koerner, a free safety departure for the Iowa Hawkeyes football team, was taken to Lake Regional Hospital by ambulance.
Although he is in a serious condition, the extent of his injuries is unknown.
However, in a press release from the Iowa Hawkeyes, the team said the injuries are not life-threatening.
Another man, Cole Coffin, 21, of West Des Moines, Iowa, was also on this Seadoo. He was airlifted to Columbia University Hospital, also with serious injuries.
Coffin and Koerner were both wearing lifejackets.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says their jet ski crashed on the right side of a boat on the 4.2-mile marker of the free arm of Lake Ozarks.
This boat was driven by Todd Gore, 56, of Port Barrington, Illinois. He was not injured.
Passengers Vannessa Gore, 22, and Garrett Bright were also uninjured. The Seadoo was totaled in the accident, the boat had minor damage.
The Iowa Football press release said Koerner had just completed the first week of volunteer workouts with the team, and was at Ozark Lake with his father, Gary Koerner, and other West Des Moines families for a father/son weekend.


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