Boater sentenced in passenger's death

Reckless/unsafe vessel operation led to man falling out, drowning.
MCT Regional News
Apr 16, 2014

An Oregon, Ohio boater pleaded no contest Tuesday in Toledo Municipal Court to reckless/unsafe vessel operation in connection with a July 11 incident in which a passenger fell out of his boat and drowned.

Todd M. Pryll, 46, of 3341 Seaman Rd. was then found guilty of the fourth-degree misdemeanor and sentenced by Judge Joshua Lanzinger to one year probation. He also was ordered to finish a boater-education course and pay a $50 fine and court costs.

Ricky Lopez, 49, of East Toledo was sitting on the back of the boat while Mr. Pryll operated it on the Maumee River near Cullen Park.

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