Dive teams continue search for child after Sunday boat crash

Dive teams continue search for child after Sunday boat crash

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Police and Lubbock Fire Rescue are searching for a child after a collision between two boats on Buffalo Springs Lake.

Aryn Corley with Texas Game Wardens in Lubbock was not able to give an exact age, but two dive teams are searching for the child on the water. The crews will be there for as long as it takes.

Corley reported nine people were transported to the hospital. No word on the extent of their injuries or whether they were passengers or operators of the boats. He said some of the injured were on the boats after the collision and some were ejected. He also stressed the importance of wearing the correct safety devices.

"A situation like this only goes to reinforce the message that we give out every summer starting at the water safety season, of how important it is to wear life jackets, to know where you're boating, to be familiar with your equipment and if possible, take a boater safety course. I think that would've played a tremendous advantage in this situation," Corley said.

Corley did not confirm whether the occupants of the boat were wearing life jackets, and he does not believe that alcohol plays a factor at this time.

The area is closed to the public as dive teams continue to search for the child.


Police and Lubbock Fire Rescue are searching for a child after a collision between two boats on Buffalo Springs Lake.

Aryn Corley, captain of the Texas Game Wardens in Lubbock, said several passengers were sent to the hospital after the crash Sunday evening.

The severity of the injuries are not known at this time.

Stressing the importance of life jackets for children under the age of 12, Corley says alcohol doesn't appear to be a factor at this time. 

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