A 6-year-old girl died on Friday after she was struck by a boat propeller in Arizona. The girl was swimming in Lake Pleasant with her family when she was struck by the propeller of a boat that was being operated by her mother.
The girl was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.
The death of the girl is a tragic reminder of the dangers of boating accidents. Boat propellers can be very dangerous, and it is important to be aware of the risks when boating.
Here are some safety tips to help prevent boat propeller accidents:
- Always wear a life jacket.
- Be aware of your surroundings and make sure that there are no swimmers in the area before you start your boat.
- Be careful when backing up your boat.
- Never allow children to play in the area around the propeller.
If you are involved in a boat propeller accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Boat propellers can cause serious injuries, including amputations.
The death of this young girl is a reminder of the importance of boating safety. By following these safety tips, you can help to prevent similar tragedies from happening.
The girl’s name has not been released. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to come forward.
The incident is still under investigation.