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A fatal boating accident on Table Rock Lake clains the life of an Arkansas man

An Arkansas man died from injuries following a boating accident in Stone County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report, the accident occured on Oct. 9 at 6;22 a.m. when the boat driven by Ronald Rose, 75, of Gravette, Arkansas grounded the shore and struck a tree and gravel embankment near point nine on Table Rock Lake.

Passenger in the boat, Elmer Dirck , 75, of Gravette, Arkansas suffered injuries and was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Dirck was pronounced dead at 4:40 p.m. at Mercy, according to the report. 

According to a post on the Southern Stone County Fire Protection District Facebook page, water rescue was alerted to the accident with injuries at 6:28 a.m. on Table Rock Lake in Lampe. Emergency Medical Services had Baxter Marina staged at 6:45 a.m. and Mercy MES had Life Line on standby. Dirck was loaded in Fire Boat 6160 at 7:01 a.m. on route to EMS at Baxter Marina. At 7:38 a.m. Dirck was transferred to Life Line 1 and taken to Mercy Hospital. 

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