It seems like a few people couldn't stay in the boat this weekend. I wonder if this was an open bow or was she foolish enough to be on the deck of a cuddy?
LAKE LANIER, Ga. - A teenager was rushed to the hospital after being pulled under a boat and getting cut by the propeller while on Lake Lanier Saturday afternoon.
A spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources tells FOX 5 News that a 17-year-old girl was sitting on the front of a boat that was towing a person on an inflatable tube. The pilot of the boat stopped after the person fell off. The boat then hit a wave causing the girl to fall from the boat into the water and eventually went under the boat.
Officials say she was cut several times from her shoulder to her hamstring by the boat's propeller. She was alert and stable when she was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center. She is expected to make a full recovery.
DNR rangers say the boat she was riding on did not have a front retainer. That violation is considered a misdemeanor.
The names of the girl and the pilot have not yet been released. Charges are pending.