FDL Man Suffers Severe Leg Injury After Hitting Boat Propeller

Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s officials say a 32-year-old Fond du Lac man suffered a severe leg injury when he was struck by a boat propeller on Lake Winnebago Sunday afternoon. The Sheriff’s Water Patrol and Rescue, and Fond du Lac paramedics responded to a call from a boater three-quarters of a mile north of Fond du Lac towards the west shore.  The victim was stabilized and taken to shore where he was subsequently flown to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah. The man jumped off the back of the boat to get onto a tube being pulled by the boat. The throttle on the boat was engaged and the propeller was still in motion. He landed on the propeller. The accident was reported at 3:42 p.m.