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Natalia Andrea Larranaga Fajardo: Woman, 26, dies after being sucked into boat propeller while trying to retrieve flip flops

Natalia Andrea Larranaga Fajardo: Woman, 26, dies after being sucked into boat propeller while trying to retrieve flip flops

A Tourist was killed after being dragged into a boat propeller after jumping into the sea to retrieve her flip-flops.

Natalia Andrea Larranaga Fajardo, 26, was struck by the vessel in Colombia, and witnesses screamed in horror.

She began to bleed profusely after suffering devastating injuries to her legs and lower back in the waters off San Andres’ White Wata Beach.

Natalia Andrea Larranaga Fajardo: Woman, 26, dies after being sucked into boat propeller while trying to retrieve flip flops
Natalia was rushed to hospital but suffered to cardiac arrests and died

Natalia, from California, had jumped into the water to get her flip-flops on November 27 when she was sucked into the propeller, according to reports.

She was rushed by jet ski to a hospital on the island, where she received multiple blood transfusions and underwent surgery to repair her arteries.

Medics also had to resuscitate her after she went into cardiac arrest.

Natalia Andrea Larranaga Fajardo: Woman, 26, dies after being sucked into boat propeller while trying to retrieve flip flops

She was admitted to the ICU following the operation, but she suffered another cardiac arrest – this time fatal – in the early hours of the next morning.

The boat involved in the incident, according to reports, was carrying 24 tourists and two crew members.

Natalia Andrea Larranaga Fajardo: Woman, 26, dies after being sucked into boat propeller while trying to retrieve flip flops
Natalia Andrea Larranaga Fajardo died after being dragged into a boat propellerCredit: CEN

“The vessel has been immobilised and its two crew members have been placed at the disposal of the relevant authorities by the Coast Guard of the Colombian Navy as part of the due process of investigation,” said Dimar, Colombia’s maritime authority.

Officials in San Andres reminded swimmers to keep clear of moving boats and to notify crew if entering the water.

source:summarybio.com