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Kansas Woman Dies from Injuries After Being Run Over by Boat in Canyon Lake

A woman gravely injured in a boating accident on Canyon Lake July 18 was revived at Boat Ramp No. 1 but died several hours later from her injuries.

A 27-year-old Kansas woman has died from injuries she sustained after being run over by a boat last night in Canyon Lake.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Captain Game Warden Javier Fuentes said she was pronounced dead at 7:44 p.m. on Saturday. Her family has been notified.

TWPD is investigating the accident.

Chief Deputy Kenneth Smith, the Comal County Pct. 3 constable who was first on the scene said it is unclear where she fell into the water but it wasn’t at Boat Ramp No. 1, as initially described on Facebook.

Chief Smith:

“We were dispatched to Ramp 1 for a possibly injured person run over by a boat,” he said. “When I arrived no one was there injured. Within a couple of minutes I observed a boat headed towards Ramp 1 at a high rate of speed. I assumed this was the boat. I met the boat on the dock.

“At that time the patient was unresponsive and did not have a pulse. I am also a firefighter and medic. So I started chest compressions. After approximately three to five minutes, EMS arrived. We quickly moved the patient to the end unit to have supplies we needed at our side.

“After approximately 1o to 15 minutes we were able to regain a weak pulse. We transported patient to Rice Road and River Gate where Airlife landed. The patient was supposed to be flown to university but I can’t confirm that’s where they ended up going.

“This occurred at around 6 p.m. So the ramp was at its busiest of the day. There were several people on the boat with the patient, who were obviously in distress due to the scene and the injuries. Citizens at the ramp were very compliant and patient while this occurred. We needed most of the ramp for Fire/EMS and law enforcement. So they were very accommodating.

“The injuries were very severe. I would call her condition grave at the time of departure from the ground.”

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