HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) — An 11-year-old girl died after she fell off of an inflatable banana boat and was struck by the motorized vessel towing it, authorities said Thursday.
After three children fell from the banana boat, the motorboat circled back to pick them up and struck the 11-year-old, whom the motorboat’s operator had not seen, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said in a news release.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Pistons’ Rob Murphy on Helping His Hometown
The girl was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, the release said.
The accident occurred around 3 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Michindoh in Hillsdale County, conservation officers said.
Twelve children were riding the banana boat boat at the time, officers said.READ MORE: Ribs RnB Music Festival Kicks Off This Weekend In Downtown Detroit
The girl’s name has not been released.
It was not clear whether the girl had been riding on the banana boat or was in the water for another reason.
Both vessels are owned by the Michindoh Conference Center, a Christian camp, officers said.MORE NEWS: Judge Says Michigan Gov. Whitmer Won't Have To Testify In Abortion Lawsuit
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