Howell man loses part of leg in boating accident

Posted: 9:03 AM, Jun 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-19 14:06:45Z

A Howell man lost his part of his leg yesterday in a boating accident on Gun lake in Barry County.

Authorities say the 20 year-old jumped off the boat while it was making a turn.

The back end of the boat came on top of him, and the propeller hit his leg.

Two doctors who happened to be on the lake applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.

Authorities say that move most likely saved his life.