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UPDATE: One injured in boating accident

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN. (WRCB) -- A man was taken to a local hospital after going through the windshield of boat Monday.

The accident happened around 7:00 p.m. on the Tennessee River.

TWRA officials are still piecing together what happened, but tell Channel 3 the man was on the back of the boat when it hit a sandbar, sending him headfirst through the glass.

His injuries are considered non-life threatening.

The boat's owner told TWRA officers that he wasn't familiar with area, and typically uses the Hiwassee River.

A woman was thrown off the front of the boat, but refused medical treatment.

Five people were aboard the vessel at the time.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates to this developing story.

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