Diver Run Over By Boat Near Hollywood, Officials Say

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

Local police officials say a 23-year-old man was diving off the coast of Hollywood Wednesday afternoon when he was run over by a boat.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue officials said the victim was diving in 70 feet of water and had just resurfaced when the incident happened.

Authorities said the boat did not stop following the impact.

The victim was picked up by the boat he was on, which took him to the 15th Street boat ramp where he was met by fire rescue personnel, authorities said.

Authorities said the man's dive gear had propeller marks on it.

The victim was taken to Broward Health Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

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