Mesa man stable after boat falls on him - | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Mesa man stable after boat falls on him

Posted: Updated:

A Mesa man was in serious but stable condition at a Scottsdale hospital after a boat fell on him Tuesday night.

The 39-year-old man had set up cinder blocks to hold up the hitch of the boat trailer in the yard of his home near Guadalupe and Alma School roads, said Forrest Smith of the Mesa Fire Department.

The cinder blocks shifted in the grass softened by recent rains and when he went to adjust them about 8 p.m., the hitch slipped off and the 24- to 28-foot boat fell and trapped him, Smith said.

Mesa police officers and firefighters were able to lift the boat and pull him out.

He was taken to Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn Hospital and was talking and alert, Smith said.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
KTRE logo


358 TV Road,
Pollok TX 75969

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTRE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.