Published: Feb 26, 2011 10:20 PM EST
Updated: Feb 26, 2011 8:11 PM EST

COLLIER COUNTY - A 69 year old man's leg was severed while swimming on Vanderbilt Beach.

North Naples Fire and Rescue Spokesman Jerry Sanford said a call came in around 11 a.m. about a boating accident.

The man's leg was severed just below the ankle.  He was placed on a parasail and brought to shore where Fire and Rescue crews performed first aid.

Sanford said crews were sent in to look for the severed limb and were unsuccessful in finding it.

He was later transferred to Lee Memorial Hospital. The man's name and current condition is unknown.