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Man hit by boat propeller off Miami coast

Man suffered leg injury after jumping off boat near Nixon Beach

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(Miami Fire Rescue)

MIAMI – A 37-year-old man was taken to a hospital after being hit by a boat propeller off the coast of Miami, authorities said.

It happened Saturday afternoon near Nixon Beach.

The man suffered a leg injury after jumping off a 53-foot catamaran, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

A boat crew arrived at the scene and took the man to Mercy Hospital in Miami. He was then taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

A Miami Department of Fire-Rescue unit assisted the Coast Guard in taking the victim to Mercy's emergency room.

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Video courtesy of Miami Department of Fire-Rescue.