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Elderly woman seriously injured by propeller after falling from boat on Norfolk Broads

PUBLISHED: 13:10 06 August 2017 | UPDATED: 08:12 07 August 2017

Emergency services - including an air ambulance - were called to the River Bure near the Acle Bridge Inn on Thursday afternoon. Picture: James Bass

Emergency services - including an air ambulance - were called to the River Bure near the Acle Bridge Inn on Thursday afternoon. Picture: James Bass

An elderly woman was struck by propeller after falling from the back of a boat on the Norfolk Broads.

Emergency services - including an air ambulance - were called to the River Bure near the Acle Bridge Inn on Thursday afternoon.

The woman, believed to be in her 70s, suffered serious leg injuries caused by a boat’s propeller and had to be flown to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

A spokesman for the East Anglian Air Ambulance said it was called to the scene in Acle shortly before 12.40pm.

It arrived around 10 minutes later, and an on-board doctor and paramedic treated the patient before transporting her to hospital.

The spokesman was unable to give a comment on her condition.

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