Barren River Lake boating accident leaves one injured, boats damaged

A boating accident on Barren River Lake, near Peninsula Marina, Wednesday afternoon sent one boater to the hospital.
A fishing boat ran into a pontoon boat head-on, causing the fishing boat operator to be ejected from the boat.
He suffered a non-life threatening head injury.
The two occupants in the pontoon boat were not injured.
After the collision, the fishing boat continued to run in circles with its owner in the water.
Two men, fishing nearby, were able to rescue the man from the water.
Authorities said that they believe that the low sun blinded the fisherman and he was unable to see the pontoon.
No charges were filed agains the fishing boat operator.

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