Authorities reported a 9-year-old girl from Jonesboro was injured in a boating accident on Norfork lake.

According to reports, last week the child was swimming and made contact with a boat propeller.

The incident happened near Big E Bluff. The report says the boat operator put the boat in reverse and did not know the young girl was returning to the boat.

The victim was airlifted to a Springfield hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries and later released.

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