Boater fined but not charged in American Lake boating accident that seriously injured boy

The Tacoma News Tribune reports that a man who hit a 14-year-old kayaker with his boat on American Lake has been fined $343 for negligent boating. McKinley Randle, age 34, was fined but faces no criminal charges in the boating accident in which David Kenny “D.K.” Ross was severely injured.

Police said there was no evidence that Randle was under the influence of alcohol or drugs or speeding at the time of the March 1st boating accident.

D.K. Ross suffered a ruptured spleen, broken ribs and a gash to his head. He has had several surgeries and is now in a nursing home where he will need extensive, long-term care, according to his father, David Hermansen.

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0 responses to “Boater fined but not charged in American Lake boating accident that seriously injured boy”

  1. Dave Grimm says:

    That is NOT the law. RCW79a.60.040 .1 clearly separates reckless from .2 under the influence. What about the State’s negligence for not educating or informing licensed boaters the law and liability? What about the civil suit against the offending boater? This is OUTRAGEOUS!!