Boating Accidents in Minnesota
21-year-old Chris Johnson was involved in a boating accident yesterday. Johnson's swimsuit got tangled in the boat's propeller, eventually resulting in a large cut on his leg. Luckily, his swimsuit happened to form a tourniquet around his leg. "The doctors said I probably could have died if that wasn't the case," said Johnson.
This incident is only one of several recent boating accidents in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is constantly reminding boaters to take precautions and make safety their first priority.
The search continues for a body in the Mississippi River, after a deadly accident in Southeastern Minnesota in Mid-May.
Electrical shock, and severed limbs are two of the most common types of injuries suffered by Minnesota boaters.