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Boat crash victim reunites with first responders

Posted at 3:37 PM, Dec 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-19 15:37:11-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- A woman who was critically injured in a boat crash this summer met the first responders who saved her. 

Rebecca Harris, 52, was driving a pontoon on Geist Reservoir this May when a man driving a Sea Doo Challenger struck the driver's side of the pontoon. 

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IFD said the collision caused the Sea Doo to fly 15 feet into the air, over the pontoon boat and back in the water. No one on the Sea Doo was thrown from the boat or injured.

Harris' husband Boyd was thrown into the water. He did not suffer any injuries and got back into the boat to help his wife who was injured by the impact of the crash.

She was transported to the hospital in critical condition with head injuries and lacerations to her hand and legs.

Harris was not expected to recover. 

Saturday, she and her husband walked into Station 9 to meet the people who helped make sure she would. 


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