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Teen critically injured after being slashed by boat propeller while tubing

The boat was being driven by a 13-year-old boy.
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A freak tubing accident on Saturday left a teenage boy with critical injuries.

The incident happened on Big Swan Lake north of Dassel, Meeker County, just before 1 p.m. and left two boys, aged 13 and 16, with injuries.

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office said the boys were on a tube being pulled by a boat when they struck the propeller, with both getting lacerations.

The 13-year-old, identified as Alexander Pazahanick, of Bloomington, had to be airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he is critical but stable.

The second boy, 16-year-old Ethan Favour of St. Louis Park, was taken to Meeker Memorial Hospital by car.

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The boat was being driven by another 13-year-old boy, with the sheriff's office saying "driver inexperience was cited as a major factor in the accident."

The boy faces potential charges, while the boat's owner, 41-year-old Jeffrey Pazahanick of Bloomington, was issued a citation for allowing illegal operation of a watercraft.

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