HERNANDO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa Bay area marina worker lost both of his legs after a boat forklift overturned.
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office reports that the forklift was approaching a seawall at Blue Pelican Marina on Thursday when it struck 54-year-old James Runyan, who was standing on the dock. Hernando Today reports that the forklift fell into the water, where it had Runyan pinned against a fence.
Hernando Beach Fire Department responded to the marina, and rescuers were able to get Runyan out of the water. He was airlift to a nearby trauma center in critical condition.
The sheriff's office reports that the workers were completing work on a private boat launch. They are still investigating.