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Three ejected from boat on Falls Lake

Posted August 11, 2011 10:52 p.m. EDT
Updated August 12, 2011 3:45 p.m. EDT

— Authorities say three people were hospitalized late Thursday after being ejected from a boat on Falls Lake in Raleigh. 

A North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission officer said the two men and one woman were thrown after their 19-foot ski boat ran ashore just north of the N.C. Highway 98 bridge.

All three were taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment on injuries that authorities said weren't life-threatening. Their names and ages haven't been released.

Alcohol was a factor in the crash, the wildlife officer said. No charges had been filed as of Friday afternoon, but the incident remains under investigation.