Woman who miraculously survived boat propeller chopping her bottom off recalls the pain she felt
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A woman who suffered a horrendous boating accident that saw her bottom get 'chopped off' has shared her experience now she is on the road to recovery.
Kenzey Hunt, 20, had been out tubing with her sister in South Carolina when the shocking incident happened.
For those unfamiliar with water-based recreation, tubing is where someone sits in a big rubber tube and is pulled along a body of water by a boat at usually fast speeds.
But what should have been an afternoon of fun turned into a nightmare for Kenzey when the boat which had towed her swung around to pick her back up again.
In a horrendous accident, Kenzey ended up caught in the boat's propellor which caused awful injuries to her bottom.
The 20-year-old has since taken to TikTok to document her recovery from the injury.
Describing the incident, she said: “He made a really sharp U-turn and the rope was really slacked, and he just came, hit me, head on, and I was still laying on the tube headfirst."
She went on to talk about how her injuries had resulted in her rear end being 'open' and having to be reassembled by medics.
She said: “It got my butt pretty good, so my butt was just kind of open. I felt it, and there was just blood everywhere.”
When the boat came round to pick her up she was sucked underneath it, where she became caught in the propellor as well as being whipped by ropes when she resurfaced.
Kenzey was rushed to hospital to receive treatment for a huge gashing injury on her rear end, as well as propellor bruises going down her leg, deep cuts and fractures to her foot and a fracture to her pelvis.
She also had to use an ostomy bag for three months.
Her injuries left her unable to sit down for some three months, and she described them as 'unique'.
She said: “My injuries are unique, and with not being able to put any weight on my butt or foot, [it] makes moving around and relaxing difficult."
Despite everything, she seems optimistic and is looking forward to getting back on her feet, or back on her rear end, again.
Speaking the things she's looking forward to, she said: “I can’t wait to just be independent and be able to take care of myself. I can’t wait for all the simple things like sitting, driving, walking normal, getting ready, sitting at a restaurant ... so many things.”