Diver Hit by Boat at St. Lucie River

STUART, Fla. (AP) - State officials say a Palm Beach County man
was run over by a boat while he was diving in a park.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Gabriella Ferraro said the man was with a group of divers who were
spear-fishing near a busy waterway the St. Lucie Inlet on Friday.

The 26-year-old diver, whose name hasn't been released, was hit by a 38-foot-long boat. The man's leg was severely injured, and hewas flown to a hospital for treatment.

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