NC woman hospitalized after being thrown from boat, hit by propeller
SWAIN COUNTY, NC (WLOS) — Two people are recovering after a boat crash in Swain County Tuesday night.
Authorities say the incident happened just before 7:30 p.m. at Fontana Lake near the Alarka Boat Dock.
The State Wildlife Commission says two women were sitting on the front of a pontoon boat when the boat hit a wake and threw them into the water.
The two victims both went under the boat and were hit by the boat’s propeller. Both victims were taken to the hospital. One of the victims has a “serious” head injury and is having surgery Wednesday. The other woman escaped with only minor injuries.
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