They were returning from a fishing trip, the boat lurched hard to the right for some unknown reason, Molly and the family friend (a 25 year old male from Hartselle) were ejected. Brian Moses said the steering wheel helped him stay on board. Molly Moses’ leg was nearly severed by the propeller. Her father dove in to help, and the family friend came to her aid as well. Her dad used his shirt as a tourniquet to help stop her leg from bleeding.
Some nearby bowfishermen helped get her to shore. At least three calls were made to 911 which helped make sure medical care was at the harbor when they made it to shore. Two were made anonymously by someone viewing from shore, the third was by someone at the boat launch when they arrived.
The calls were really helpful, because the Moses’ phones and the phone of the gentleman with them in the boat were not functional after they jumped in to help her.
A few minutes after Molly arrived at the dock, paramedics had her out of the boat and were inserting intravenous fluid lines. Read More→