Empty boat runs over man in San Diego Bay

Posted at 5:11 AM, Aug 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 08:11:35-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A San Diego man is recovering from a boating accident that was all caught on camera.

Ron Schoors was out in the San Diego Bay when a wave rocked his boat and knocked him into the water. The empty boat started to spin out of control and ran him over while he was underwater. The boat's propeller caught his arm, leaving it seriously injured, and he also broke his leg.

The Coast Guard rescued Schoors out of the water. They got the boat under control after Schoors' friend hit it with his own boat to stop its momentum.

10News spoke to Schoors' wife Gerrie. She says Ron is heavily sedated and hasn't been able to speak. Ron has had five surgeries since the accident. Doctors still don't know if they can save his arm.

The family has set up a fundraising page to help with Ron's medical expenses. If you'd like to donate click here.