- Associated Press - Monday, September 1, 2014

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) - A Muscatine man has been hospitalized with a leg injury after he fell from a boat in the Mississippi River.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 33-year-old Matt Peterson was struck in the leg by a boat motor propeller after falling from the boat into the river west of Fairport at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Peterson was taken to a hospital in Davenport by ambulance and later transported by helicopter to University Hospitals in Iowa City.

A hospital spokeswoman says she has no information to release on his condition.

DNR officers are investigating the accident.

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