Mashpee, MA (July 4, 2018) – A child playing on Wakeby Pond suffered a severe leg injury on Tuesday evening. The accident happened around 6:00 pm near Route 130. According to initial reports, the child was in a tube on the pond when the injury occurred. The child was apparently struck by a boat. A medflight helicopter was called in airlift the young victim to a hospital. However, authorities soon learned that the helicopter was too far away and instead elected to have the child transported by ambulance to Hasbro Childrens Hospital. It is not immediately clear if the was struck by the propeller or some other part of the boat.
The child’s injury has been classified as serious but no further details are given at this time. The incident remains under investigation with local authorities as of Wednesday.