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Florida Teen Injured in Boating Accident

June 28, 2011 Boating Accident Injury & Death

First Coast News reports a 13 year old Florida boy suffered wounds to his face after a boat accident on June 25th.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators stated the teenager was operating a small boat in canals around Granada Terrace in Ponte Vedra, Florida when he lost control and either fell or jumped into the canal. While in the water, the boat’s propeller struck him on the side of his face.

The teenager was medevaced by helicopter to Shands Jacksonville for medical attention and is recovering from wounds.