Girl hospitalized after boating accident in Punta Gorda

Posted at 5:31 PM, Feb 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-13 06:42:12-05

A 17-year-old girl was transported to the hospital after she fell off a boat on the Peace River and was pulled into the propeller.

Charlotte County Fire & EMS met the boat at Darst Park on Darst Avenue in Punta Gorda at 12:45 Sunday afternoon.

Officials say the girl was determined to be a trauma alert and a medical helicopter took her from Bayfront Punta Gorda and taken to Lee Memorial Hospital.

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is investigating.