UPDATE: Boat Left In Gear Leads To Girl Caught In Propeller
SAN ANGELO, TX -- An 11-year-old girl was rescued on Sunday at about 2:30pm after being caught in a boat propeller on Lake Nasworthy located off Red Bluff Ramp Road.
According to San Angelo LIVE's reporter on the scene, the accident occurred about 50-feet offshore with the young girl suffering lacerations on both legs.
San Angelo Police Officer Barry Wike told San Angelo LIVE! that the boat was borrowed and the driver of the boat was unaware that it was still in gear when the passengers of the boat exited the vessel and entered the water leading to a propeller of the boat making contact with the 11-year-old girl.
The victim was treated on the scene and was immediately transported to the hospital via ambulance. The accident remains under investigation.
The incident was the first reported boating accident of the July 4th weekend.
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