Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Woman killed by boat propeller on the Costa Blanca

37 year old woman from Elche died on Tuesday after a boating accident in Santa Pola where she fell into the water and was caught by the boat’s propeller, sustaining a massive wound across her body from her shoulder to her hip.

Ambulance crew, Cruz Roja personnel and local police worked at the scene for more than an hour to stabilise the injured woman before she was rushed to hospital in Alicante for emergency surgery. She however died on Tuesday night.

It’s understood that there were three other adults and three children on board when the tragedy happened, just as the boat was turning out to sea, when the woman is thought to have lost her balance. Diario Información indicates that the vessel is owned by the victim’s husband.


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