Child killed in boating accident on Sylvan Lake - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Child killed in boating accident on Sylvan Lake

Posted: Updated:
KEEGO HARBOR, Mich. (WJBK) -

Authorities say a power boat collided with three children being pulled in a tube on a lake, killing one of them and seriously injuring two others.

The accident happened Sunday afternoon on Sylvan Lake in the Oakland County community of Keego Harbor.

Authorities say a man was pulling his three children on a jet ski when another boat hit their inner tube.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Department says both the father and the operator of the boat stopped and started to render aid. All three children were taken to the shoreline and CPR was started. Sadly, an 11-year-old died at the hospital. The two girls, ages 6 and 10, are at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak listed in critical condition.

The family is from West Bloomfield Township. The boater involved is from Sylvan Lake. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident. 

"What was planned as a fun day turned so tragic," said Sheriff Michael Bouchard. "As we continue to investigate what caused this tragedy, our thoughts and prayers are with the family."

The sheriff's department is still investigating.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • VP Joe Biden speaks in Detroit on Labor Day

    VP Joe Biden speaks in Detroit on Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:18:46 GMT
    This is the second time vice president Joe Biden has been in Detroit on Labor Day in the past three years.
    This is the second time vice president Joe Biden has been in Detroit on Labor Day in the past three years.
  • RECALL: Kraft American Singles Cheese Slices

    RECALL: Kraft American Singles Cheese Slices

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:05:15 GMT
    Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier.
    Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier.
  • Minimum wage hike launches this Labor Day

    Minimum wage hike launches this Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:30:54 GMT
    Minimum wage workers across metro Detroit and the rest of the state are getting a small raise this Labor Day.
    Minimum wage workers across metro Detroit and the rest of the state are getting a small raise this Labor Day.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices