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Millington boy dies in Arkansas boating accident

Star Staff Reports

MARION COUNTY, Ark. — An 11-year-old Millington boy died Saturday in a boating accident in Arkansas according to the state’s Game and Fish Commission.

The boy was killed when his father hit him with a boat on an Arkansas lake. An official with the Arkansas Fish and Game Commission said the child and his family were tubing on Bull Shoals Lake.

The child and two other children fell off a tube being pulled by a pontoon boat. As the 11-year-old William Feehan’s father turned the boat around, the child was hit by a propeller and killed.

The child was pronounced dead on the scene by the emergency responders. There were no other injuries and the incident is still under investigation with no charges filed at this time.

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