1 seriously injured by boat propeller at Port Canaveral

Author: the associated press
MGN Online

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a boat propeller cut off a man’s legs below the knees after he fell into the water at Port Canaveral.

Fire rescue officials tell Florida Today (http://on.flatoday.com/1SinDNE ) that the man fell from a barge Tuesday night and was injured underwater by a spinning propeller that caused a “bi-lateral double amputation below the knee.”

The man was taken to a hospital. Brendan McMillin of the Canaveral Pilots Association says the man’s co-workers helped rescue him.

The Coast Guard also is investigating.

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