HINESBURG, Vt. – A Buffalo woman was seriously injured Saturday when she was struck by a speeding power boat while swimming in Lake Iroquois, the Burlington Free Press reports.
Jane Marinsky, 62, of Cleveland Avenue, suffered multiple broken ribs and a cracked sternum, but was not struck by the boat’s propeller blades, her husband, Dan Sharpe, told reporter Elizabeth Murray. He said she is in fair condition in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
“She’s on the mend, and she’s going to recover from this,” Sharpe said to the reporter. “She was lucky that it wasn’t far more tragic.”
Marinsky, an illustrator best known for her work on the children’s book, “Goat Faced Girl,” is an avid swimmer, and she drags a bright marking buoy so that boaters can see her.
Sharpe, vice president of the Lake Iroquois Association, told the reporter that the boat owner has a cabin at the lake, but he was not sure who was operating the craft when it struck his wife. Authorities are investigating.