Boating AccidentMORGAN COUNTY, Mo. — A large wake was the cause of a fatality for a California resident Saturday.

Highway Patrol records indicate Raymond Duff, 52, of Winnetka, California had pulled the boat he was aboard up to the shoreline and exited voluntarily. When Duff entered the water, a wake struck him, resulting in a medical emergency.

Duff was taken to the Lake Regional Hospital by ambulance where he was later pronounced dead. Duff’s two teenage passengers were unharmed during the incident.