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Teen Girl Struck By Boat Propeller Off Orleans

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A 14-year-old was struck by a boat propeller on Saturday. (Photo Credit: David Curran)

A 14-year-old was struck by a boat propeller on Saturday. (Photo Credit: David Curran)

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Orleans (CBS) – A 14-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital after being struck by a boat propeller on Saturday off Orleans.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.

Orleans Fire Dept. Chief Anthony Pike says the victim was struck by the boat off Hog Island.

The boat propeller broke the girl’s hip and leg and tore into her flesh.

It’s not known whether the girl fell from the boat or jumped into the water.

She underwent extensive surgery at Mass. General Hospital.

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