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3 Children tubing struck by boat propeller Norris Lake TN 8 June 2018

Four children were riding a towed tube on Norris Lake north of Knoxville Tennessee on Friday, June 8, 2018. The boat was near Goat Rock Island in LaFollette, Tennessee at White Bridge in Lonas Young Memorial Park per 10news / WBIR. The boat was a small center console boat powered by a Johnson outboard motor, […]

Kaelynne Driscoll, 8, struck by boat propeller on Skaneateles Lake in NY

Kaelynne Driscoll, an 8 year old girl, was riding an inner tube with her father, Christopher Driscoll, on Wednesday 6 July 2016. They were tubing on Skaneateles Lake in Onondaga County New York behind a 17 foot Bayliner boat. The tube struck a wake, she and her father fell from the tube, the boat, being […]

Today Show covers Emily Fedorko accident & hazards of tubing

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Emily Fedorko, 16, killed by boat propeller while tubing: Connecticut

Emily Fedorko, 16 of Old Greenwich, and three other teenage girls were tubing about one to two miles off Greenwich Point Park, Connecticut on Wednesday 6 August, 2014. One girl was operating the boat, one girl was a passenger, and Emily Fedorko and a friend were riding a tube. Between 2 and 2:30pm, the girls […]

Miles Wohlford dies from propeller injuries on Okanagan Lake in Canada

About 6pm Saturday 28 June 2014, a group of friends were tubing on Okanagan Lake near Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. Miles Wohlford, 14 of Vernon B.C., fell from the tube, the boat swung around to pick him up, and he was struck by the propeller. The boat was being operated by a 49 year old […]

Study Advises Boat Manufacturers to Prevent Exposure to Propellers

An August 2013 academic study of children water-associated trauma (WAT) advises the boating industry to prevent exposure to boat propellers with this statement: “manufacturers should be strongly advised to consider redesigning some of the components of watercraft known to induce major injuries in victims in these accidents, including preventing exposure to propellers for instance.” They […]

William Feehan, 11 year-old boy, killed on Bull Shoals Lake by boat propeller

William Feehan, an 11 year old Millington, Tennessee boy, out with his family and some friends in Arkansas on Bull Shoals Lake was riding a tube with two other boys about 12:15 pm Saturday afternoon July 27th. William, his 15 year-old brother and a 14 year-old son of another man on board were on the […]