(Park Hills) A Park Hills woman was seriously injured in a boating accident over the weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The highway patrol says a boat being operated by Ethan Nixon of Mineral Point was stopped waiting for passengers to board the rear of the vessel.

He told authorities that the engine was running but the boat was not in gear when 22 year old Emma Means of Park Hills tried to board the vessel and was hit by the propeller.

She was taken to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach.

The accident happened Saturday afternoon.