By CBSBoston.com Staff

IPSWICH (CBS) – A 17-year-old boy was hurt Wednesday in Ipswich when he fell out of a small boat and was cut by a propeller.

It happened in the Plum Island Sound inlet, north of Crane Beach and west of Plum Island just before 2 p.m.

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The 17-year-old fell off of a 12-foot rubber craft that has a 25-horsepower outboard engine.

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Ipswich Police said the teenager had cuts to his arms, legs, and back. The boy’s injuries are described as non-life threatening.

The boat’s operator, a 16-year-old from Merrimac, called in the incident and was directed to bring the 17-year-old to Ipswich Bay Yacht Club’s dock. Ipswich Police were on scene within four minutes.

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After arriving on shore, the victim was taken by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment.

CBSBoston.com Staff