TOWN OF MENASHA — A 21-year-old Hortonville man was injured early Sunday when a recreational boat struck an anchored fishing boat on Lake Winnebago.
Matthew Parafiniuk was transported to Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, where he was treated for his injuries and released.
Lt. Gordon Ledioyt of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department said Anthony Capener, 29, of the Town of Menasha was operating a 23-foot recreational boat at 1:30 a.m. when he hit a 16-foot fishing boat occupied by Parafiniuk and Joshua Jackson, 27, of Grand Chute.
Ledioyt said Capener was unable to see the fishing boat because of rainy, stormy conditions.
“It is suspected that the fishing boat did not have the proper lighting on it,” Ledioyt said. “The incident is still under investigation.”