LAKE WAPPAPELLO, Mo. (KMOX) –  An Arnold woman suffered serious injuries while riding an inner tube in southeast Missouri Tuesday.

The Missouri State Water Patrol says 50-year-old Tammy Leighton was riding a tube being pulled by a motorboat when they hit a wave.

Leighton was thrown high into the air and was knocked unconscious when she hit the water.

She was airlifted from Wappapello Lake in Wayne County to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.


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