Brit father has his leg amputated after being run over by a motorboat ‘driven by his daughter who mixed up forward gear with reverse’ off Italian beach
- The father and daughter had been off an Italian beach in Cannigione, Sardinia
A British father has been forced to have his leg amputated after being run over by a motorboat driven by his daughter who reportedly mixed up forward gear with reverse in a horrific accident while on holiday in Italy.
The man’s daughter was driving the boat in Cannigione, Sardinia, when she ran over him and left him seriously injured.
The father, left in complete shock, was rushed to Sassari Hospital where a serious wound was found on his left leg.
Tragically, medical staff had no choice but to proceed with a semi-amputation because his leg had been completely torn apart, local media reports.
Air ambulances descended on the scene and the La Maddalena Coast Guard are now investigating what happened, according to Galluraoggi.
A British father has been forced to have his leg amputated after being run over by a motorboat driven by his daughter who mixed up forward gear with reverse in a horrific accident while on holiday in Italy. (file image of beach in Sardinia)
The horror incident took place close to the beach in Cannigione and L’Unione Sarda reports that the daughter thought she was driving the boat forward but was actually in reverse.
She then ran over her father who was in the water, leaving him with life-changing injuries.
Cannigione is a small seaside village in Sardinia, right by the popular Costa Smeralda, which features a picturesque beach with golden sand and crystal clear waters.
The former fishing village in northeastern Sardinia is an incredibly popular spot for snorkelling, scuba diving among other activities.
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