A 26-year-old man from Zurrieq was seriously injured after he was allegedly hit by a boat while he was swimming in the limits off the area known as l-Ahrax tal-Mellieha. The man asked for the assistance of a nearby dinghy. The Armed Forces of Malta were called on site and the victim was airlifted by helicopter to Mater Dei Hospital.
Although the man suffered serious injuries he was not in danger of dying.
The Police were informed of the incident at around noon on Thursday.