Winnipeg man thrown from boat, seriously injured on Netley Creek

A Winnipeg man was seriously injured after being thrown from a boat on Netley Creek and being hit by its propeller, RCMP say.

The incident took place Monday morning in the RM of St. Andrews. According to police, the driver of the boat had to take evasive action to dodge an obstacle in the water, when the passenger was thrown overboard.

The driver immediately jumped in to rescue him, and bystanders called police and helped both men get out of the water.

Both the 21-year-old driver and 20-year-old passenger were wearing life-jackets, police said, and alcohol and drugs weren’t factors in the incident.

Selkirk RCMP continue to investigate.

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