Fla. FFs rescue man with leg stuck in boat propeller

Firefighters worked underwater in order to remove the propeller


Teresa Stepzinski
The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A man whose leg was pinned in the propeller of a boat on the Trout River was rescued Saturday morning by Jacksonville firefighters.

The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries resulting from the mishap in the river near Tamarack Street on the city's Northside, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.

The Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department's Technical Rescue Team worked underwater to rescue a man whose leg became trapped in a boat propeller. (Photo/Jacksonville Fire Rescue)
The Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department's Technical Rescue Team worked underwater to rescue a man whose leg became trapped in a boat propeller. (Photo/Jacksonville Fire Rescue)

The man managed to keep his head above the surface as he tread water while trying to free himself.

Members of JFRD's Technical Rescue Team worked underwater to remove the propeller and free the man's leg, department officials said.

JFRD reported the incident on Twitter at 6:28 a.m. Information revealing the circumstances of the mishap were not available.

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©2020 The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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