IPSWICH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A teenager suffered life-threatening injuries after being thrown out of a boat and then run over by the vessel on the 4th of July.
Investigators said the incident happened at around 3 p.m. near the Third Creek Mooring Field in the waters off Ipswich. Officials believe the boat driver and his three passengers fell off the 19-foot boat “when it took a turn.”
“After the occupants fell into the water, the boat began circling, unmanned, during which time the operator of the boat, a 19-year-old Ipswich man, was run over by the boat,” said Ipswich police in a statement.
The boat then continued until it crashed into a boat house owned by the victim’s family, causing serious damage. Police said a passing boat stopped to pull the teen out of the water. No one else was hurt.
The victim was flown by medical helicopter from the Ipswich Bay Yacht Club to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, and his condition was unknown on Saturday night.
The incident is being investigated by Ipswich police and Massachusetts Environmental Police.
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