Sheriff's office: Man falls out of boat, is struck by propeller in Bayfield County

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: July 11, 2014 - 3:56 PM

TOWN OF BARNES, Wis. — A Wisconsin man is hospitalized after a boating accident on a lake in Bayfield County.

The sheriff's office says 58-year-old Thomas Wincek of Fond du Lac was injured in the accident Thursday afternoon on Upper Eau Claire Lake in the Town of Barnes. Authorities say Wincek lost control of the boat and was ejected, suffering severe lacerations from the propeller as the boat went around in circles.

Wincek's grandson, who was still on the boat, was eventually able to turn the ignition off.

WDIO-TV (http://bit.ly/1mSIV8L ) reports Wincek is being treated at a hospital in Duluth, Minnesota.

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