Child killed in boating accident on Sylvan Lake - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

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>>

  • Renisha McBride's family leaves courtroom as photos are shown

    Renisha McBride's family leaves courtroom as photos are shown

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:29:16 GMT
    On day two of the trial for Renisha McBride's shooting death, the final hours of her life and the moments after her death were detailed in court. Thursday the jury heard what Ted Wafer, her accused killer, told police about the shooting that night.  
    On day two of the trial for Renisha McBride's shooting death, the final hours of her life and the moments after her death were detailed in court. Thursday the jury heard what Ted Wafer, her accused killer, told police about the shooting that night.  

  • Romulus teen dies after crashing car during police chase

    Romulus teen dies after crashing car during police chase

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:43:30 GMT
    An 18-year-old man is dead after a police chase ended in a crash. The chase ended on Beverly Street in Romulus.
    An 18-year-old man is dead after a police chase ended in a crash. The chase ended on Beverly Street in Romulus.
  • Science lover looking for a place to call home

    Science lover looking for a place to call home

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:34:22 GMT
    Right now, about 300 children in Michigan are waiting to be adopted. Many of them are teens.One of the is Marvin, whose love for science goes to infinity and beyond. He's been in foster care for a long time but he still dreams of finding a place to call home.
    Right now, about 300 children in Michigan are waiting to be adopted. Many of them are teens.One of the is Marvin, whose love for science goes to infinity and beyond. He's been in foster care for a long time but he still dreams of finding a place to call home.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

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