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Man suffers severe leg injury following boating accident at Lake Nacimiento

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Posted at 7:31 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 22:40:45-04

A man lost one of his legs in boating incident at Lake Nacimiento Sunday afternoon.

According to CAL FIRE SLO, emergency crews responded around 5:30 p.m. to reports of someone in need of medical attention near the Heritage Ranch boat ramp.

The man's leg got caught in a boat propeller while he was out on the water, officials said.

When emergency crews reached the patient, he had a tourniquet around his leg.

The patient was airlifted to an area hospital for further treatment.

This is a developing story, check back later for details.