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Teenage girl injured by boat propeller


A 14-year-old girl was injured by a boat propeller  on Saturday at the Finley's Landing boat ramp on the Mississippi River near Sherrill in northeast Iowa.

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened a little before 6:20 p.m. Saturday.

Deputies say the girl was on an inflatable tube near a beach when the boat driver backed away from the beach and the boat motor's propeller struck the girl and her tube.

She was taken to Mercy Hospital in Dubuque for treatment of a deep leg laceration.

The accident is being investigated. No citations have been reported.

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