A jet skier was trying to climb aboard a speed boat when his leg was amputated by the propeller, police said yesterday.
The 40-year-old lost his right leg and part of his left leg when they became tangled in the speed boat's propeller on Saturday afternoon.
He was riding the jet ski while several other people were in the speed boat travelling in tandem along Southampton Water. A Hampshire Police spokesman said the group went to re-enter Hythe Marina when the man swam to the back of the boat and was dragged underneath.
The man was in a "bad condition" in Southampton General Hospital. ..SUPL: