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Attorney and captain of ‘Naut Guilty’ caught operating drunk after boat’s propeller cut off teen’s hand

By Mason White 3:55 PM June 1, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A boat operator was arrested on charges of operating under the influence after the boat’s propeller cut off a teen’s arm, police in Massachusetts said.

Boston Police said that the 19-year-old woman who fell overboard, also suffered injuries to her face and abdomen.

The operator of the boat called “Naut Guilty,” was charged with operating under the influence.

33-year-old attorney Benjamin Urbelis of Charlestown, was operating the 29-foot-long boat around 7:30 p.m., when the Coast Guard responded to a call about a person who had fallen overboard and lost an arm.

The Coast Guard handed her over to the Boston Fire Department, and she was transferred to a hospital. Detectives said that the 19-year-old woman received significant injuries due to hitting the propeller.

She is said to be in critical condition. The operator of the boat was arrested for operating a vessel under the influence. There were 13 people on board the ship at the time of the accident.

Several passengers had jumped into the water to save the victim.