Memphis Woman Seriously Injured in a Boating Accident in Destin, Florida
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - A news report posted on wreg.com states that a woman from Memphis was seriously injured in a boat accident. The victim's arm was severed in the boating accident in Destin, Florida.* The victim's daughter and son were also on the boat.
According to the report, the victim, a 22-year-old woman, fell off of a pontoon boat and was pulled into the boat's spinning propellers. The victim's friends are working to help her pay for expensive surgical procedures that can help her save her arm. She is now recovering in a Georgia hospital. The victim's friends stated that the accident victim suffers a lot of pain due to severed nerves.
The accident report states that the boat struck a wave, and the victim fell into the water. She was then pulled under the pontoon boat, and her arm was struck by the propellers causing severe injuries. One of the boaters jumped into the water to rescue the victim, and she stated that the water was full of the victim's blood.
The accident injury victim has already undergone four surgeries, and it is estimated that she will need at least 12 more to save her arm. The victim states that she has some feeling left in her fingers. A GoFundMe campaign was initiated to help the victim pay her mounting medical bills. The wreg.com article below provides a link to the victim's GoFundMe.
There were no additional details about the boating accident. This boat accident is currently under investigation by law enforcement officials. No additional information about the crash has been released to the public at this time.
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