RUSK COUNTY -- One male has been taken into custody following a boat crash on the Holcombe Flowage in Rusk County, according to a press release from the Rusk County Sheriff's Department.

(Press Release) --  On July 2, 2018, at about 8:04 pm, the Rusk County Sheriff's Department received a report of a boat crash on the Holcombe Flowage near Silver Springs Road in the Town of Willard, County of Rusk.

Further information was that two boats had collided in the water. The 2-3 boaters that were injured were assisted out of the water by passing boaters.

Injured boaters were evaluated on scene by EMS and were both transported to Rusk County Memorial Hospital for further evaluation.

One subject was taken into custody in reference to the crash. Speed and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors to the crash.

An investigation into the crash is continuing.

Per Jeffery S Wallace, Rusk County Sheriff


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