Patrick Oliver dies from propeller wounds from trying to rescue his daughter Katlyn
Katlyn Oliver, 4, killed by houseboat propeller on Lake Belton in Texas.
They were returning to shore after Katyln’s first boat ride. The house boat engines were started and reversed, Katyln was entangled in the propeller, Patrick tried to rescue her put both his legs were cut off by the propeller.
Katlyn was pronounced dead at the hospital about an hour after the accident.
Her father, Patrick, lived about two weeks and died from his injuries on Thursday morning 6 July 2017. He was pronounced dead 9:34 a.m. at Scott & White Medical Center-Temple by Bell County Justice of the Peace G.W. Ivey per TDTNews. The same Justice of the Peace pronounced Katlyn dead about two weeks earlier.
Patrick had undergone 3 surgeries, pneumonia, and a high fever.
Crotty Funeral home in Belton earlier offered to supply the funeral for Katlyn at no charge. They have since expanded their offer to cover a double funeral for Katlyn and Patrick at no charge. Katlyn’s family had not yet had a funeral for her in hopes her father could attend.
A GoFundMe account previously setup for Katlyn now includes Pat Oliver as well. He was between jobs and without insurance.
On 7 July KXAN reported the man charged with criminally negligent homicide in the death of Katlyn Oliver has now been charged with a second charge of criminally negligent homicide.