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Three-year-old struck by boat propeller is son of Lewisville firefighter

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/5/8 4:10:00 (4501 reads)

Open in new windowThree-year-old Aiden McKitrick slipped off the front of a boat Thursday night at Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall. He went under the boat, and was struck by the boat's propeller causing him serious injuries.

The boy's father, Lewisville firefighter Austin McKitrick was able to pull him out of the water, and call 911 for help. He was taken to Children's Medical Center of Dallas.

He has already undergone surgery, according to Channel 11.

Friends of the family have created a gofundme account to raise money for the family's expenses, which could be very substantial. To help out the McKitrick family, you can donate on the gofundme site. As of Saturday night, the fundraiser had raised $16,380 of a $50,000 goal.

The Lewisville Professional Firefighters Association is also selling "Aiden's Heroes" T-shirts for $25.95, with the proceeds going to the family. You can buy these at the Keeping Tradition Alive Pipes and Drums jam on Friday night in front of Lewisville City Hall.

You can see the story on CBS channel 11, or Fox 4 News.

Photo of Aiden via Facebook

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