Young girl, father struck by boat while tubing in New York


SKANEATELES, N.Y. (AP) — A young girl and her father have been injured in a boating accident on one of the Finger Lakes in central New York.

The Onondaga (ahn-uhn-DAH’-gah) County Sheriff’s Office says a 17-foot boat was towing an 8-year-old girl and her father on an inner tube when the accident happened Wednesday evening on Skaneateles (skin-ee-AT’-luhs) Lake.

Sheriff’s deputies say the boat made a turn, apparently misjudging where the two were in the water, and hit them.

The girl was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Her father also was taken to a hospital with injuries that are believed to be non-life-threatening. Their names were not immediately released.

The investigation is ongoing.

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