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.READ MORE: Are Masks Back In Massachusetts? Officials Weigh A Mandate Following CDC Guidance
The 17-year-old fell off of a 12-foot rubber craft that has a 25-horsepower outboard engine.READ MORE: Car Crashes Into Richardson's Ice Cream Shop In Middleton
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.MORE NEWS: Price Chopper Recalls Coleslaw, Stuffed Seafood Items
After arriving on shore, the victim was taken by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment.