Iowa Football Player Injured in Jet Ski Crash
According to the Associated Press, "Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner sustained serious injuries when he and a passenger on a jet ski collided with a boat."
The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 12th. The report states that Koerner was driving a jet ski with a passenger on the Lake of the Ozarks, a popular resort destination in Missouri.
The AP story said Koerner's watercraft collided with a boat. It was a pretty bad crash and both Koerner and his passenger were rushed to the hospital. Koerner was okay and was released from the hospital. His passenger, Cole Coffin, is a different story. They had to take Coffin to the hospital by aircraft for surgery. Unfortunately, doctors had to amputate his leg in order to save his life. Coffin had another surgery on Sunday to repair nerve endings to his muscles.
It sounds like this was a pretty bad crash and thankfully both Koener and Coffin are still alive. We will continue to follow this story and provide updates as soon as more information is released.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of both young men. Nobody likes to hear about stories like this and we're all hoping for a quick recovery.
Koener released a tweet that said the following:
"I want to thank everyone who has reached out, shown support and relayed prayers. I'm going to be okay and look forward to making as fast a recovery as possible. Please everyone continue to say prayers and show support to my good friend Cole."
To read the full story from the Associated press via WHO-TV, you can visit this link.