11-Year-Old Girl Injured in Boating Accident on Harlan County Reservoir in Alma

Alma, Nebraska (September 4, 2019) – An 11-year-old girl from Phillipsburg, Kan. was injured Monday evening in a boating accident in Alma, a local news source reported.

The accident was reported at about 5:00 p.m. September 2, at Harlan County Reservoir.

Authorities said the girl was tubing with family and friends when she was struck by a propeller on a boat.

She was airlifted to a Lincoln hospital with severe lacerations to her lower extremities. She was listed in stable condition.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is conducting the investigation.

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