The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 44-year-old David Trammel was seriously injured when he apparently jumped from a boat to assist 12-year-old Lily Trammel. Lily sustained moderate injuries.
An accident report states that Lily was trying to enter the boat while it was in gear. David then jumped in to assist her and both were struck by the propeller. Both were taken to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Mo.
No update on the status of their injuries was available.
The accident happened around 5:00 p.m. Thursday.
Deidre Trammel, 46, also of St. Joseph, was driving the boat.