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Weeki Wachee mermaid performer injured in boating accident

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WEEKI WACHEE (FOX 13) -

A Weeki Wachee mermaid nearly severed her leg in a boating accident.

Samantha Maywell, 24, is known as "Mermaid Samantha" at the Weeki Wachee park.

She apparently fell off a pontoon boat and into the propeller.

Maywell is in the hospital; there's no word on her condition.

Two other Weeki Wachee mermaids were with her at the time and weren't hurt.

Fish and wildlife officials are investigating the accident.

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