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Man injured in Saturday boating accident

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KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – A man was flown to a regional trauma center on Saturday after being seriously injured in a boating accident near Kelseyville.

The accident occurred at about 1:45 p.m. on Clear Lake, according to Kelseyville Fire Chief Mike Stone.

Stone said the man – whose name was not available – fell off the back of his boat into the lake.

When the man fell into the lake, the boat's propeller hit him in the back, Stone said.

Stone said the sheriff's patrol picked the man up and transported him to Braito's Marina, where Kelseyville Fire crews met them.

By the time firefighters saw the man, he already was bandaged up, so Stone could not offer additional details about his injuries.

A landing zone was set up for an air ambulance at Buckingham, and the victim was flown to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Stone said.

Correction: This story previously incorrectly stated the landing zone was set up at Kelseyville High School. It was in fact set up at Buckingham.

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