Diver’s arm is chopped off after being run over by a boat in Florida – before a Good Samaritan finds the severed limb and hands it to Coast Guards
- Witness Samantha Marulli said a boat with children ran over group of divers
- Diver had life-threatening injuries and was taken to St Mary’s Medical Center
- Good Samaritan found the severed limb and handed it to the US Coast Guard
A diver had his arm chopped off after he was run over by a boat off the coast of Palm Beach Island yesterday.
His severed arm was recovered by someone passing by who handed it over to the US Coast Guard.
According to a witness, a boat with children on it sailed over a group of divers at about 12.40pm and left one without an arm off the coast of Palm Beach Island in Florida.
A diver had his arm chopped off after he was run over by a boat off the coast of Palm Beach Island (pictured) yesterday
Samantha Marulli told WPTV: ‘A boat came along and went right over them. When they pulled him out of the water, he didn’t have an arm.
‘The fireman used a paddle board to go out with a bag to get the arm.’
The diver sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
A 45-foot Coast Guard vessel arrived on the scene at some point after the incident and assisted in turning the severed limb over to onshore first responders.
The diver sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach (pictured)
It is unclear how the diver was transported to shore after the accident, nor is it clear who transported them.
‘You always need to be prepared for the worst case scenario when diving,’ warned Coast Guard lieutenant commander Jason Neiman, according to the Sun Sentinel.
‘Always have a partner and a plan, and tell other people about your plan.’