An Iowa Football player was seriously injured Friday night after a boating accident on the Lake of the Ozarks. An unknown driver of a Seadoo struck the starboard side of a boat driven by 56 year old Todd A Gore of Port Barrington, Illinois. Two passengers on the Seadoo, 21 year old Jack R Koerner of West Des Moines, a Hawkeye DB, was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach. The other passenger, 21 year old Cole A Coffin of West Des Moines was airlifted to MU University Hospital. Gore and two passengers on the boat were not injured.
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🙏❤️@cole_coffin
— Jack Koerner (@KoernerJack) June 14, 2020
Statement from University of Iowa Athletics:
We can confirm Jack Koerner – a junior defensive back on the University of Iowa football team and member of the 2020 Leadership Group – was injured in a watercraft accident at Lake of the Ozarks on Friday, June 12 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Koerner was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Jack had completed the first week of voluntary workouts with his Hawkeye teammates and was at the Lake of the Ozarks with his father, Gary, for a father-son weekend along with other West Des Moines families.