5/5/17 – Three people were injured after a boat crashed last night on the flooded portion of the Beaver Dam River. The incident happened just after 11pm, north of the Ranch Road boat launch in the Township of Shields. 23-year-old Erik Joost of Waukesha was operating a 2006 air boat when it struck a tree. Joost was ejected and sustained minor injuries. Zachary Azmani of Hales Corners was ejected and sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries. The 24-year-old Azmani was transported by Watertown Paramedics to Aurora Summit Hospital in Oconomowoc. Ian Wolfe of West Allis was ejected and sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries. The 27 years old Wolfe was transported by Waterloo EMS to Aurora Summit Hospital. A fourth passenger 24-year-old Robert Krueger Waukesha was not injured in the crash. The occupants were able to get back into the boat and drive it to the boat launch. Responders met them there and began treatment. Speed and low visibility appear to be factors in the crash. Assisting at the scene was: Watertown Paramedics, Watertown Fire Department, Waterloo EMS, and Dodge County Sheriff’s Office. The crash remains under investigation by the Dodge County Recreation Patrol and the Wisconsin DNR.