Seattle woman loses leg in boating accident

A Seattle woman who was boating with her husband near Dyes Inletin Kitsap County lost her leg beneath the knee in a tragic boating accident according to The Seattle Times. The incident, which occurred Saturday afternoon, happened when the woman was climbing onto the couple’s boat that was in 2′-3′ of water. She slipped off the boat’s step and make contact with the spinning propeller. Her leg beneath the knee was severed.

The 45-year-old woman, who was not identified, was taken to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton initially and then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Her condition as of Sunday morning is listed as “serious.”

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