UPDATE: Child in Stable Condition After Horrific Boating Accident
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Police say that the girl who was who in a horrific boating accident last night is in stable condition.
On June 7, the San Angelo Lake Division were told about an accident involving an 11-year-old girl who had gotten caught in the propellor of a boat.
According to the SAPD, 11-year-old girl who was wearing a life jacket had been swimming with friends near the shoreline when her legs became entangled with a disabled boat’s moving propellor. The boat’s operator rescued the girl from the water and applied a makeshift tourniquet before jumping into the water and pulling the boat ashore with help from the boat’s other occupants.
Once onshore, SAPD Lake Officers applied two Combat Application Tourniquets (C-A-T) to the swimmer's legs, which were covered with numerous lacerations.
The girl was transported to Shannon Medical Center where she underwent emergency surgery. She is reportedly in stable condition.
Alcohol was not a factor in yesterday’s accident and the Department is grateful for the boaters’ quick actions and swimmer’s use of a life jacket.
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