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A man suffered severe cuts from a propeller Tuesday at Red Fleet State Park, about 10 miles north of Vernal.

VERNAL — A 42-year-old man suffered severe cuts from a propeller Tuesday at Red Fleet State Park, about 10 miles north of Vernal.

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The man was trying to get out of the water and back into the boat when he was cut by a propeller about 2:15 p.m., said Eugene Swalberg, public information officer for Utah State Parks.

Park workers provided first aid before an ambulance arrived and took the man to a local hospital, Swalberg said. He was later airlifted to another hospital.

Swalberg said the man was in serious to critical condition after the incident. He did not know what type of activity the man was involved in when the accident occurred.

The accident is under investigation.