NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 70-year-old man was killed when he was struck by a boat propeller while swimming with friends in the ocean off Southern California.
Orange County Sheriff's Sgt. Neil Hove says the unidentified man was with a group Sunday about a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) off Newport Beach when someone backed the boat back toward the man when he was ready to climb aboard.
Passengers pulled him into the boat and returned to the harbor, where paramedics pronounced the man dead.
The Orange County Register reports (http://lat.ms/2uUqczJ ) police did not cite or arrest anyone.
The investigation is ongoing.