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17-year-old falls off boat, pulled into propeller in Punta Gorda

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CHARLOTTE Co., Fla (WWSB) – The Charlotte County Fire and EMS responded to the report of a boating accident on Peace River Sunday afternoon.

A 17-year-old girl fell of a boat and was pulled into the propeller around 12:45 p.m. 

The accident happened at Dartst Park, Punta Gorda.

Emergency responders quickly discovered the patient was a trauma alert and a medical helicopter was requested to respond and meet the Rescue 6 at the landing pad at Bayfront Punta Gorda. 

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office was on the scene and law enforcement will be investigating the accident.

The patient was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital. No information was provided on her condition.

No further information is available at this time from this agency.