Norman teen injured in Florida boat collision still critical

DESTIN, Fla. — Authorities say an Oklahoma teenager who lost a foot in a boating collision remains hospitalized in critical condition.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: August 7, 2012
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DESTIN, Fla. — Authorities say an Oklahoma teenager who lost a foot in a boating collision remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Stan Kirkland says 17-year-old Patrick Ahearn of Norman, Okla., was injured Sunday when his rented personal watercraft hit a 38-foot boat. The boat's propeller cut off Ahearn's left leg below the knee.

The family aboard the boat was not injured. Kirkland says the boat's operator saw Ahearn's watercraft coming toward him and in the waters off Destin and tried to avoid the collision.

Norman High School officials tell a Florida newspaper that Ahearn was set to be captain of the cross country team this year. Ahearn also was a member of the school's soccer team.



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