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Boy, 12, killed in boating accident became 'entangled' in propeller in centerport, the boy died from his injuries following the sailing accident on tuesday afternoon, police say..

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A 12-year-old boy was killed after he was struck by a boat propeller during a sailing lesson in the vicinity of Centerport Yacht Club on Tuesday afternoon, police say.

According to authorities, the boy was among three students participating in a sailing lesson when the boat was intentionally capsized as part of the lesson at the yacht club, located at 33 Beach Plum Drive, around 2:55 p.m. All of the boys were wearing life jackets during the exercise.

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Two of the students remained on the boat while the 12-year-old boy fell into the water during the exercise, police say. The 18-year-old instructor, who was in a Zodiac boat, which is an inflatable boat, pulled the boy from the water into his boat.

The boy, who was seated on the side of the Zodiac when the boat started to move forward, fell into the water again and became entangled in the boat propeller, police say.

The instructor pulled the boy back onto another boat and performed CPR. The harbormaster also responded to the scene and gave the boy CPR.

First responders arrived to the scene and the Centerport Fire Department transported the boy to Huntington Hospital. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

An instructor was also admitted to Huntington Hospital to be treated for shock. The other children did not receive medical attention, police say.

Editor's note: The boy was 12 years old, not 10 as originally reported. Patch apologizes for this error.

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Boy Taking Sailing Lessons on Long Island Is Hit by Boat Propeller, Dies

The 12-year-old boy fell backward into the water and got tangled in the moving boat propeller, by greg cergol and michael george and pei-sze cheng • published july 18, 2017 • updated on july 20, 2017 at 12:38 am.

A 12-year-old boy has died after being hit by a boat propeller at a Long Island yacht club Tuesday, police say.

The boy was among three children getting a sailing lesson at the Centerport Yacht Club Tuesday afternoon, and the sailboat was intentionally capsized as part of a lesson, according to Suffolk Police Assistant Commissioner Justin Meyers. 

The kids, who were all wearing life vests, were plucked from the water into an adjacent motor boat, a Zodiac.

As the boat headed back to the dock, it accelerated and turned, hitting a wave, police said. The 12-year-old boy fell backward into the water and got tangled in the moving boat propeller.

It all happened in seconds, police said. 

The instructor performed CPR on the boy, who was taken to Huntington Hospital, where he died. Police initially said the boy was 10 but later corrected his age to 12. 

A witness was also treated for shock after seeing the victim extricated. 

Police say they're investigating the boy's death as a horrific accident and say no one is at fault. 

"The instructor is a young instructor, and he did everything he was taught to do," a police official said at a news briefing. "A terrible accident happened today. Everyone feels bad about it." 

The 18-year-old instructor, who was interviewed at the scene, is said to be distraught. 

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"He is in shock," the police official said. "He's very upset. His family is with him."

Officials at the yacht club have declined to comment.

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An investigation is underway after a 12-year-old boy died during a sailing lesson at the Centerport Yacht Club early yesterday afternoon (18 July)

A 12-year-old boy has been killed after being struck by a propeller during a sailing lesson at the Centerport Yacht Club on Long Island, New York.

Three children, all wearing life jackets, were taking part in the class when their boat was capsized as a controlled part of the lesson, according to a statement released by the Suffolk Police Department.

Two of the children remained with the boat, while the 12-year-old fell into the water.

He was subsequently recovered by the 18-year-old instructor, who was operating a small Zodiac inflatable boat.

“An 18-year old instructor who was operating a small Zodiac inflatable boat was able to pull the child from the water and onto the Zodiac,” said the police statement.

A red RIB is recovered from the water after was involved in an accident which killed a 12-year-old boy during a sailing lesson

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“The child was seated on the side of the Zodiac when the instructor started to move forward. The boy again fell into the water and became entangled in the propeller of the Zodiac.”

The instructor immediately entered the water, and with the help of another instructor managed to pull the 12-year-old from the water.

They brought the child to shore and began CPR before a paramedic from Centerport Fire Department responded.

The child was transported to Huntington Hospital where he died from his injuries.

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The 18-year-old instructor was also admitted to hospital for shock.

The two other children taking part in the sailing lesson did not need to receive any medical treatment.

Suffolk Police said they are treating the incident as a tragic accident.

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Sgt James Scimone of the Suffolk County Police told local media that the instructor did everything possible.

“He’s in shock, he’s very upset, his family is with him. The instructor is a young instructor, and he did everything he was taught to do,” said Sgt Scimone.

Investigations are ongoing.

The accident happened at around 2.30pm yesterday afternoon (July 18).

Centerport Yacht Club was founded in 1947 and is a focal point for the boating community on Long Island’s North Shore, according to the club’s website.

This is the second child to have died in a boating incident this week.

On Monday, a 12-year-old girl died on Newfound Lake in Bridgewater, New Hampshire after being run over by a boat driven by her father.

Zoe Anderson was learning to waterski and fell off.

According to New Hampshire Marine Patrol officials, her father became distracted when his hat was blown off and accidentally ran over his daughter.

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12-Year-Old New York Boy Killed by Boat Propeller While Taking Sailing Lessons

The boy fell into the water again after being rescued by his 18-year-old instructor's boat but became entangled in the propeller

A 12-year-old from Norfolk, New York, died after he was struck by a propeller during a boating safety course at a Long Island yacht club.

At the Centerport Yacht Club early Tuesday afternoon, three students, all wearing life jackets, were taking part in a sailing class during which their boat was intentionally capsized into the water on the North Shore as part of the lesson, according to a statement released by the Suffolk Police Department.

During the exercise, two of the three children were able to remain in the boat. The 12-year-old was pulled out of the water by his 18-year-old instructor and put into the instructor’s inflatable Zodiac boat, which had an outboard motor.

When the instructor accelerated the boat, the 12-year-old boy fell into the water again and “became entangled in the propeller of the Zodiac,” the police statement read.

“The instructor pulled the boy back into the boat and performed CPR until EMTs arrived,” Suffolk Police Assistant Commissioner Justin Meyers explained in a press conference.

The child was taken to Huntington Hospital where he would later die from injuries to the chest.

The two other children did not receive medical aid, but the instructor was admitted to the hospital for shock. Police told local media outlets the instructor was “traumatized” by the events. “He’s in shock, he’s very upset, his family is with him,” Sgt. James Scimone of the Suffolk County Police said. “The instructor is a young instructor, and he did everything he was taught to do.”

“He’s in shock, he’s very upset, his family is with him,” Sgt. James Scimone of the Suffolk County Police said. “The instructor is a young instructor, and he did everything he was taught to do.”

Police say they are investigating the incident as an accident, but say no one is at fault.

The 12-year-old boy’s death marks the second time in two days a child was killed by a boat’s propeller. On Monday, a 12-year-old girl in New Hampshire was killed after she was run over by a power boat being driven by her father, local police said.

Founded in 1947, the Centerport Yacht Club runs a sailing school and camp, and provides Junior sailing classes for ages 5 and up. The facility operates more than 120 sailing yachts, including 50 power yachts and 70 power boats.

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Around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard received a call stating that a child had fallen into the water near the Centerport Yacht Club on Long Island, a Coast Guard spokesperson told ABC News. A harbor master on site attempted to give the child CPR, the spokesperson said.

The boy was one of three students who were participating in sailing lessons, said Suffolk County Police Assistant Commissioner Justin Meyers. The boat was intentionally capsized as part of the lesson, Meyers said. Two of the students were able to remain in the boat during the exercise, he added.

The instructor, who was in a inflatable Zodiac boat, pulled the boat out of the water and into his boat, Meyers said. The boy then fell out of the Zodiac boat and was struck by its propeller, Meyers said.

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The instructor then pulled the boy back into the boat and administered CPR until EMS arrived, Meyers said.

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The harbor master and Centerport Fire Department were on the scene, the Coast Guard spokesperson said.

The boy was then transported to Huntington Hospital, according to the Coast Guard. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, Meyers said.

The boy's death marks the second time in two days a child was killed by a boat's propeller. On Monday, a 12-year-old girl in New Hampshire was killed after she was run over by a power boat being driven by her father, local police said.

Editor's Note: Initially, Suffolk County Police erroneously said the boy was 10 years old. His age has been corrected. He is 12 years old.

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A 12-year-old boy died when a lesson in sailing safety took a tragic turn Tuesday.

Suffolk County police said the Northport boy was in the middle of a group sailing lesson at the Centerport Yacht Club, at 33 Beach Plum Drive, when he was struck by a boat propeller.

The town harbor master received a call around 3 p.m. about a child injured underneath a boat, a town spokesman said.

Three children, all wearing life vests, were taking part in a sailing lesson when their sailboat was capsized as a controlled part of the lesson, police said. Capsizing safety is an essential and standard component of sailing education for both adults and children.

As part of the lesson, the fatally injured boy had been in the water. The 18-year-old instructor, who is also from the Northport area, plucked him from the water and onto a small inflatable Zodiac boat, said Det. Sgt. James Scimone at a news conference outside the Centerport Yacht Club.

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The boy was sitting on the edge of the boat and fell when the boat accelerated, becoming caught in the Zodiac’s propeller.

“It was a matter of seconds,” Scimone said.

The boy suffered “massive injuries to the chest” and did not appear to be breathing. The instructor jumped into the water and with the aid of a second person, pulled the boy into another boat and began to administer CPR, Scimone said.

EMTs from the Centerport Fire Department assisted onshore and brought the boy to Huntington Hospital, a department spokesman said. The boy was pronounced dead there, police said.

An instructor was also admitted to the hospital and treated for shock.

The other two children, who were interviewed by police, were upset, but “doing pretty well,” Scimone said. Neither child received medical aid.

Police are continuing to investigate, and Scimone said they are treating the death as an accident. The child’s identity was not released Tuesday.

“It’s a horrific accident. . . . Nobody is at fault,” Scimone said. “The instructor was doing everything he was supposed to.”

The Centerport Yacht Club did not return requests for comment.

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the age of the victim.

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A boy was receiving sailing instructions when he fell into the water and became entangled in the propeller of an inflatable boat, cops say.

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CENTERPORT, N.Y. -- A 12-year-old boy is dead after he was struck by a boat propeller in the waters off Long Island Tuesday.

The incident happened in Northport Harbor at the Centerport Yacht Club around 3 p.m., while the victim was taking a sailing lesson with two other students, all wearing life vests.

"We were just pulling in, actually when they brought him to the dock. It was terrible," said Scott Koolik, a boater.

Koolik said the scene was shocking.

The bleeding child was rushed to the dock. There were desperate attempts to save him as distraught parents raced to the harbor to comfort their children.

"We saw all those kids, we didn't know what was going on yet, the little kids were just taking their lessons and stuff, and then we saw the police and the rush to the dock. We pulled in and we just couldn't believe what we'd seen. It's a shame," Koolik said.

Authorities say the boy was struck by the propeller on the outboard engine of an inflatable boat, known as a Zodiac.

It happened after he and two other junior sailors were practicing a capsizing drill in a small sailboat called a Feva.

The boy was pulled from the water and into the Zodiac by his 18-year-old instructor, but investigators say he apparently lost his balance.

"When that Zodiac went to accelerate to bring the boy to safety, that child again fell off the Zodiac and became entangled in the propeller," said Det. Sgt. James Scimone, Suffolk County Police Department.

By some accounts, the boy's life preserver may have been caught up in the propeller. The child suffered massive injuries to his chest.

The instructor performed CPR until EMS arrived, and the child was rushed to Huntington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

There was no immediate comment from the Centerport Yacht Club, which authorities say runs the sailing program.

The instructor was not identified Monday night, but was said to be inconsolable.

"Imagine the parents, it's just awful," Koolik said. "When you have children, you're doing a summer activity, it's the last thing you'd expect. I'm sure it's no one's fault, accidents happen. But it's awful. There's definitely a dark cloud over everything."

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NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - A 12-year-old boy died after being hit by a boat propeller on Long Island on Tuesday afternoon.

Suffolk County police say it happened at the Centerport Yacht Club in Centerport.  Around 3 p.m. three young boys were taking a class in the waters off of the North Shore of Long Island.

The boys, all of whom were wearing life jackets, were participating in a sailing lesson when their boat was intentionally capsized as part of the instruction.

Two of the students remained with the boat and the third, a 12-year-old boy, was in the water during the exercise.

The 18-year-old instructor, who was in a Zodiac boat, pulled the boy from the water into his boat but the boy fell out and was struck by the propeller when the boat started moving.

The instructor pulled the boy back into the boat and performed CPR until EMTs arrived but it was too late.  The boy was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His identity hasn't been released.

An instructor was also admitted to Huntington Hospital for shock.  The other children did not receive medical aid.

Officials at the yacht club have declined to comment.

This article has been updated to change the victim's age from 10 to 12 after police released new information.

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Cops on Long Island are investigating a boating accident that killed a 12-year-old boy Tuesday, officials said.

The boy was in a sailing lesson at the Centerport Yacht Club in Centerport when he fell from the side of his instructor’s small Zodiac inflatable boat and became entangled in the propeller about 2:55 p.m., Suffolk County Police said. He was wearing a life vest at the time.

The 18-year-old instructor jumped in the water and frantically tried to help the boy. He pulled him onto a boat and performed CPR, police said.

The boy was in a sailing lesson at the Centerport Yacht Club (pictured) in Centerport, Long Island, when he fell from a boat Tuesday.

EMS rushed the child to Huntington Hospital, where he died.

The instructor was treated for shock. Two other children who were participating in the lesson were not hurt, police said.

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July 19, 2017 / 5:44 AM EDT / CBS/AP

CENTERPORT, N.Y. -- A 12-year-old boy taking sailing lessons that involved deliberately capsizing his boat in suburban New York died after being struck by the propeller of his instructor's rescue boat.

Police say the sailboat the boy and two others were in near the Centerport Yacht Club Tuesday was intentionally capsized as part of the lesson. They say an instructor in a Zodiac inflatable boat pulled the boy into his boat and when it accelerated, the boy fell off, hitting the propeller.

The instructor pulled the boy back into the boat and performed CPR until emergency responders arrived.

The boy suffered "massive injuries to the chest." He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His identity hasn't been released.

The sailing instructor, who is 18 years old, was also brought to a hospital and was being treated for shock, reports CBS New York .

."He's in shock, he's very upset, his family is with him," Suffolk County Police Sgt. James Scimone told the station.

Officials at the yacht club have declined to comment.

Police have called the incident a "tragic accident" but were continuing to investigate it Tuesday night.

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CENTERPORT, Long Island (WABC) -- A new safety measure is designed to protect young people as they learn about boating.

Ryan Weiss was just 12 years old when he was struck and killed by a boat's propeller last year in Centerport .

Ryan's family stood proudly next to Ryan's rock at the Centerport Yacht Club along with family, friends and local officials to remember and build on Ryan's legacy - now a part of 'Ryan's Law.'

"Though this can't bring Ryan back to us today, we hope we have the opportunity to protect someone else, someone else's child," said Ryan's mother, Kellie Weiss.

It was Kellie, turning her pain into a mission to ensure no mother loses a child in a boating accident as she lost her son when he was fatally hit with a propeller during a boating instruction last year.

"Ryan's Law will require if you're instructing children on the water and if you have a motorboat, we ask you to put propeller guards on the back," said Legislator Dr. William Spencer.

The Suffolk County executive signed the bill into law on Saturday - one of the first of its kind in the nation. And while the law is for those teaching boating lessons, the Weiss family has a message for anyone out on the water.

"They think about installing a prop guard to protect their kids, because I promise, no one wants to get the phone call we got a year ago," Kellie said.

It was a call that changed the young family's life and ended a boy's passion forever.

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Sarasota Sailing Club Propeller Kills Boy: Ethan Isaacs

Ethan Issacs

Ethan Isaacs

Ethan Isaacs, the ten year-old boy struck by a boat propeller and killed in the accident was in the 6th grade at Pine View School for the Gifted in Osprey, Florida. He won the school’s science fair last year. The school furnished counselors to his classes.

News media repeatedly refers to the accident as a boat crash. Although the investigation continues, early reports indicate a boy was near a capsized 8 foot sailboat. An 18 year old young man operating a power boat belonging to the facility came by to rescue him. As the powerboat approached the boy, the operator lost his footing, went overboard, his body pushed the throttle forward as he fell overboard, and the unmanned boat went into the Circle of Death. The power boat went on to strike several small sailboats. From news reports, it is not obvious if Ethan Isaacs was the boy seen in the water by the boat operator, or was near the other boats struck by the unmanned power boat. News reports indicate the power boat operator later regained control of the power boat.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued the following statement on Saturday, November 21, 2020:

Today, at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) received a report from the Sarasota Police Department of a boating accident in Sarasota Bay, Sarasota County. The accident involved two vessels operating just north of the Ringling Causeway that were taking part in a youth club sailing practice. The FWC, Sarasota Police Department and Sarasota County Fire all responded to the scene. One person, a juvenile under the age of 13, sustained serious injuries from the accident and was transported to the hospital. Sadly, the injured juvenile passed away from his injuries. We send our sincerest condolences to the friends and family of those involved in this accident and will continue to keep those impacted by this tragic incident in our thoughts and prayers for the difficult days ahead.

Ethan Isaacs was to have been life flighted to a hospital but due to weather issues he was ground transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries. There were major traffic delays in the area of Ringling Causeway as the bridge was shut down for two hours following the accident for the investigation. The accident happened just north of the bridge.

U.S. Sailing issued this statement:

US SAILING MOURNS TRAGIC LOSS OF YOUTH SAILOR IN SARASOTA, FLORIDA Statement from US Sailing All of us at US Sailing are deeply saddened to learn that a young sailing student tragically died as a result of an accident on the water during a youth sailing practice in Sarasota Bay on Saturday, November 21, 2020. We send our deepest condolences to the sailor’s family, the youth involved in the accident, and to the instructors, staff and volunteers of Sarasota Youth Sailing. The sailing community is united in support and sympathy during this time. The incident is currently under investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and will provide additional updates as they become available. US Sailing has offered our support to Sarasota Youth Sailing, and as we learn more about this tragic accident, there may be further helpful information to share as appropriate.

Initial reports said Ethan was the only person injured in the accident. Later reports included a couple more boys being injured.

Several people were present at the time of the accident. FWC investigators are trying to interview all of them.

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Sarasota Youth Sailing logo

Ethan Isaacs was participating with what is called the Green Fleet at Sarasota Youth Sailing.

Sarasota Youth Sailing Club sails on Sarasota Bay by Sarasota, Florida.

Sarasota Youth Sailing provided the following statement:

Sarasota Youth Sailing offers our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of the Green Fleet Sailor who was involved in Saturday’s tragedy. This sailor is one of our new and amazing team members and a beloved member of our program, as is his entire family. This is a tragedy for the entire family, the sailor’s friends, schoolmates, and all those who knew, loved and sailed with him. Sarasota Youth Sailing is supporting all individuals involved as they process yesterday’s event.

Updates to Our Coverage of the Ethan Isaacs Accident

  • UPDATE #1 – court filings and Ethan’s Law

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Strong similarities between this accident and the ryan weiss accident in new york.

We anticipate a renewed discussion about the use of propeller guards on power boats used in youth instruction following the Sarasota Youth Sailing accident.

In July 2017, Ryan Weiss, age 12, was killed by the propeller of an instructor’s boat at Centerport Yacht Club on Long Island, New York.

Centerport Yacht Club RIB involved in the accident

Centerport Yacht Club RIB involved in the accident

The Ryan Weiss accident led to a few years of propeller guard discussions resulting in requirements for power boats used in instructing youth in Suffolk County, and later in the entire State of New York to have boat propeller guards.

The Weiss accident involved three boys participating in a training exercise in which they were to capsize their sailboat. Two boys stayed with the sailboat. An 18 year-old instructor picked up the third boy in a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) and took off for the club. Ryan fell off the back of the RIB and was killed by the boat’s propeller.

Several links of our coverage of the Ryan Weiss – Centerport Yacht Club Accident and the resulting propeller guard discussion are provided below.

  • 12 year-old New York boy killed by boat propeller during sailing lesson
  • Propeller Guard law passes: Suffolk County New York
  • Regulations proposed requiring propeller guards on boats used to instruct children: New York
  • Ryan’s Law filed in State of New York
  • Ryan’s Law & Federal Preemption- part 1
  • Ryan’s Law & Federal Preemption- part 2
  • Junior Sailing Association of Long Island Sound survey of propeller guard use by clubs

Australia Youth Sailing Propeller Guards

Australia has long urged the use of propeller guards in connection with youth sailing facilities.

See our post titled Yachting Australia Issues Safety Notice Calling for Propeller Guards .

An Australian advocate for propeller guards speaks out in the Gowrie Safety Report in which a large insurance operation is encouraging the use of propeller guards in yacht clubs and community sailing facilities.

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It s been two days since the crash in Sarasota Bay during a youth sailing practice. The accident occurred around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, just north of the Ringling Causeway. On the following day, the principal of Pine View Elementary sent a message to families letting them know the boy who died in Saturday s boating accident was a h-grade student at the school, Ethan Isaacs.

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I was one of the sailors there I saw what happened to him and the other kids. I picked up a kid who had been cut in the head by a propeller and brought him to safety this is my story.

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Sorry you had to go through that traumatic experience.

Thanks for sharing your story and thanks for helping the boy you rescued.

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