Roger Raglin of the popular television show Roger Raglin Outdoors was among the eight people injured late Tuesday night when a charter boat crashed into a breakwall near Cedar Point.
According to a release by the ODNR Division of Watercraft, the Oklahoma resident was returning to the Battery Park Marina after spending a day on Lake Erie filming a show for the Outdoor Channel. The Division of Watercraft said it appears as though operator inattention was the cause of the accident.
Raglin's wife, Darlene, suffered lacerations and broken bones. The couple's son, Joshua, suffered bruises and lacerations after being thrown from the boat. A 20-year-old daughter, Raquell Raglin, suffered bruises.
Ted Bayer, the local captain of 33-foot Fountain Sportfish boat, Bayer Necessities, was also injured. According to the Division of Watercraft, Bayer said he had been looking at his instrument gauges instead of keeping a proper lookout when the collision occurred.
Three others, John McDow of Findlay, and Samuel and James Riley of Athens, W.V., also sustained injuries.
McDow and Samuel Riley were transported by medical helicopter to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo with non-life-threatening injuries. They remained at the hospital Wednesday. Others were taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center, where they were treated and released.
The segment on Lake Erie fishing was scheduled to be aired in September, according to Raglin's Web site. Raglin owns BKS Productions in Oklahoma.
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