Man on boat knocked unconscious by propane tank

Coast Guard rescues victim

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued a man who was knocked unconscious on a boat in Brevard County.


The incident happened late Sunday night on the Indian River, east of the Palm Bay Marina.


The Coast Guard said the man was struck by a propane tank, leaving him briefly unconscious. The man was rescued and taken to the hospital as a trauma patient.


As many as five people might have been on the boat, but the Coast Guard has not said what led to the injury.