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Florida teen fatally struck in head by prop in fall overboard when dad accidentally hit throttle
A 15-year-old Alva, Florida boy was fatally struck in the head by a boat propeller in the Florida Keys on Sunday after he fell overboard when his father lost his balance and accidentally hit the throttle.
A report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on the accident said Jason Schreyer, 48, was piloting a 25-foot Dorado watercraft that was adrift about three miles north of Cudjoe Key in the Kemp Channel of the Lower Keys when he lost his balance and fell on the throttle.
The craft suddenly lurched forward, the report said, causing Hayden Schreyer, his son, to fall overboard and be struck by the propeller.
The accident caused fatal head and body trauma to Hayden Schreyer. Jason Schreyer suffered a broken tibia.
Six others aboard the craft were not hurt.
A group of friends Tuesday morning met before school to honor Hayden Schreyer, all wearing blue for his nickname “Blueberry” ...
...His nickname came about, Gulmy said, because he often wore a blue fishing shirt to school. One day a friend called him blueberry and the name stuck, something she said Schreyer was proud of...
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