British man suffers severe injuries to his groin from a speedboat propeller after being run over on holiday in Majorca
- Police said boat went over the 60-year-old’s right thigh in Puerto portals marina
- British man was rushed to hospital after being pulled ashore and stabilised
- He is understood to have injured a foot and ankle in incident on Thursday
A British man has been seriously injured after the propeller of a speedboat ran over him in Majorca.
Police said the boat went over the 60-year-old’s right thigh near his groin just after 4pm on Thursday afternoon. He is also understood to have suffered injuries to a foot and ankle.
Investigators have confirmed the injured man is British. He was rushed to Son Espases Hospital in the island capital Majorca after being brought to shore and stabilised at the scene.
Investigators have confirmed the injured man is British. He was rushed to Son Espases Hospital in the island capital Majorca
Hospital officials could not be immediately reached today to comment on his condition.
The drama happened in the sea off the millionaires’ marina of Puerto Portals.
It has not been made clear if it occurred near a small beach close to the port or in the port itself and whether the speedboat had hit the man in a bathing area or if he swimming in an area off limits to boats.
A spokesman for the Civil Guard, which is probing the incident, said the boat involved in the incident was a rented vessel and the skipper had stopped and had been fully identified.
He said: ‘The matter is now under investigation so there is nothing more I can add at this stage.’
Coastguard officials were involved in the operation to help the British man reach dry land and he received emergency medical attention in the port before being taken to hospital in an ambulance.
Last July two German tourists were badly injured after a boat ran over them off the virgin beach of Es Trenc in Majorca where holidaymakers had to be temporarily evacuated on Wednesday because of a wildfire.
One, a 20-year-old, had his arm amputated and the other, a 26-year-old, lost a leg.
Local reports at the time said they had been diving without the proper equipment far out from the normal bathing area.