Airlift Required for 21 Year Old Injured in Boating Accident

A 21-year-old was airlifted on Wednesday after a boating accident at the Fort Madison Marina. At approximately 6:48pm, the Fort Madison Fire Department was dispatched to the Fort Madison Marina for a report of a person injured in a boating accident.

It was reported that the injured person had been struck by the propeller of a boat. The extent of the injuries was unknown. Rescue personnel requested the air ambulance be dispatched to the scene for patient transport.  The injured person was identified as Carlos Antonio Tecpanecatl, 21.

Fort Madison Fire dispatched our rescue boat to respond to the Willow Patch Access while other fire department personnel along with other agencies went to the Access. Rescue personnel were on scene within minutes and the boat bringing the injured person in was able to get under way arriving at the access.

Air Evac Life team helicopter landed at the access and the patient was transported by helicopter to the hospital in Iowa City.

Agencies assisting at the scene were Fort Madison Fire Department, Fort Madison Police Department, Lee County Sheriff Department, Lee County Ambulance, Air Evac Life team, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

There is no update on his condition at this time.