Boy killed after being hit by boat propeller

WE are being reminded to take care when out and about on board a boat this summer, following the death of a 6-year-old boy in Western Australia.

The boy fell out of the boat when the engine kicked into gear, sending the vessel into a spin, and was struck by the boat’s propeller on Sunday morning.

The incident occurred at a popular fishing and camping spot 26km northeast of Karratha.


The boy’s 36-year-old father was also hit by the propeller as he tried to help his son.

He was flown to Royal Perth Hospital, where he is in a stable condition.

His 3-year-old daughter also was flown to Perth last night with unknown injuries, she’s also reportedly in a stable condition.