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Boating injury kills Grand Prairie man

A Grand Prairie man has died of injuries he received late Friday in a boating accident on Joe Pool Lake, according to reports.

Johnny Brown, 25, was pronounced dead 7:48 p.m. Monday at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, the Tarrant County medical examiner's office reported.

Emergency personnel were summoned at about 11:08 p.m. Friday to Lynn Creek Marina, near the location of the accident, said Detective John Brimmer, Grand Prairie police spokesman. (An earlier report incorrectly stated that the accident was late Saturday.)

Officers learned that Brown was on a boat with a group of people who said they saw another boat nearly cut in front of them, and the person who was piloting their boat decelerated to avoid a collision, Brimmer said.

Brown was standing on the bow of the boat, Brimmer said. The sudden braking action, he added, forced Brown overboard.

The boat went over Brown, and he was struck in the head by the propeller, Brimmer said, "causing a pretty massive head injury."

Brown first was taken to Medical Center of Arlington and then was taken by helicopter ambulance to JPS, where he died Monday evening. (The earlier report incorrectly stated that he died Tuesday.)

Brown was the eighth person in 2008 to die from injuries suffered at Joe Pool Lake.

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