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Boating accident on Thurmond Lake hospitalizes 1

Saturday, June 21, 2014 9:34 PM
Last updated Sunday, June 22, 2014 5:16 PM
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A boating accident on Thur­mond Lake on Saturday afternoon hospitalized an unidentified male after his leg was sliced open by a propeller blade.

Sgt. Doyte Chaffin, of the Geor­gia Department of Natural Re­sources’ Law Enforcement Divi­sion, said the boat was pulling an inner tube occupied by the victim and another person in the Keg Creek area.

When the other rider fell, the victim began to pull himself toward the boat using the tow rope, which had become tangled in the boat’s propeller. When the driver of the boat engaged the engine, the propeller spun, pulling the victim into it and slicing his thigh open.

The victim was able to speak with emergency workers at the scene at Wildwood Park in Appling, Chaffin said.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/22/14 - 08:02 am
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Dang

Sorry to hear this....danger in the water & we all have to be extra careful.

AFjoe
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AFjoe 06/23/14 - 08:52 am
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Off button

Turn off the cotton picking motor, you moron.
All the boat safety programs in the world can't fix stupid...

flipa1
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flipa1 06/23/14 - 10:08 am
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One more reason to switch to jet skis or jet boats.

One more reason to switch to jet skis or jet boats.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/23/14 - 10:48 am
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Dittos to AFjoe. When someone

Dittos to AFjoe. When someone is in the water, the motor if OFF; unless of course they are well away, preparing to tube or ski.

Time1
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Time1 06/23/14 - 02:14 pm
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All boat operators should be

All boat operators should be required to have an operators permit and insurance. You would be suprised what near or unreported accidents happen all the time especially including jet skis. The operator will be responsible for this hospitalized victim.

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