Boy, 10, In Serious Condition After Getting Leg Caught In Boat Propeller

CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island boy was rushed to the hospital after his leg got stuck in a boat’s propeller.

The accident happened at around 2:20 p.m. Friday.

A 10-year-old boy was swimming in the waters off Cedarhurst Yacht Club in Atlantic Beach when one of his legs came into contact with a boat’s propeller, CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reported.

One man involved with the rescue told Sanchez it was a speedboat propeller.

The boy’s thigh was severely injured, according to witnesses and he was unconscious when he was pulled from the water.

He was airlifted to St. John’s Hospital, and is listed in serious condition.

Police are talking to witnesses to try to determine how the boy got caught up in the propeller.

He is expected to survive his injuries, Sanchez reported.

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