Child missing after Lubbock Co. boating accident, 9 others injured

LUBBOCK COUNTY, Texas (KLBK/KAMC) - Emergency crews were dispatched to Buffalo Springs Lake early Sunday evening following a boating accident.

The accident was reported around 6:45 p.m. near the swimming area at the lake.

Captain Aryn Corley, a game warden with Texas Parks and Wildlife, confirmed two boats did collided on the lake.

At least 9 people were transported to the hospital in Lubbock. 

A spokesman for University Medical Center reported they had received at least six accident victims as of 9:30 p.m.

Corley said a passenger from one of the boats, a child, was still missing and authorities continue to search for the individual. The age of the child was not confirmed.

Buffalo Springs Lake and Ransom Canyon first responders, as well as the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office, UMC EMS, AeroCare and Texas Parks and Wildlife responded to the scene.

A dive team from Lubbock Fire Rescue also was dispatched to the lake. spoke to several witnesses who said they saw the accident. Those witnesses  said the boats appeared to have been speeding.

Corley said alcohol does not appear to be a factor at this point.

Authorities were still investigating the accident as of late Sunday evening.

This article will be updated as additional information is released.

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