OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ)—A New Jersey woman was seriously injured after she was struck by a boat propeller over the weekend.

According to the Maryland Natural Resources Police, 26-year-old Natalya Potsurko was standing on the bow of a rental pontoon boat when the vessel hit a wake and she went overboard near Ocean City.

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Authorities say during the incident, she was struck by the propeller and suffered severe injuries to her face and leg before she was rescued by another passenger aboard the boat.

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Potsurko was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center and then transferred to Penn Hospital in Philadelphia for specialized treatment.

Police say Potsurko was not wearing a life jack and could not swim.

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25-year-old Nicholas James Gilbert, of Philadelphia, is facing charges of negligent operation of a vessel, which carries a minimum fine of $320.