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11-year-old injured by propeller on Utah Lake

Published: Friday, July 5 2013 5:20 p.m. MDT

An 11-year-old boy was transported to the hospital with injuries to his legs after being cut by a boat propeller in Utah Lake. (Shutterstock) An 11-year-old boy was transported to the hospital with injuries to his legs after being cut by a boat propeller in Utah Lake. (Shutterstock)

AMERICAN FORK — An 11-year-old boy was transported to the hospital with injuries to his legs after being cut by a boat propeller in Utah Lake.

The St. George boy and his family were boating near the American Fork Boat Harbor shortly before 3 p.m. when the accident occurred, Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon said.

"Nobody in the boat, apparently, realized he was in the water," Cannon said. "They started the motor and he was near the (propeller)."

Cannon said the boy received "fairly significant" cuts to his upper legs, but the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. A medical helicopter was initially called to the boy's location, but he was ultimately transported by ambulance.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

— Benjamin Wood

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