Boating Accident Leaves One Dead and Two in Critical Condition
Two West Bloomfield Township, Michigan sisters remain in critical condition after a boating accident on Sylvan Lake that killed their 11-year-old brother.
A boater hit the three children in a tube being pulled by their father on a personal watercraft at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The Sheriff’s Office said today that the 10-and 6-year-old children remain in critical condition at Beaumont Hospital from serious traumatic head injuries. After performing an autopsy, Oakland County Medical Examiner Ljubisa Dragovic ruled the boy’s death an accident due to head and chest trauma.
According to investigators, their Father was pulling the children on the tube from north to south on the lake when a boat moving east hit the tube and the children. The Father, boat operator and others on the lake – including a nearby doctor – stopped to pull the children from the water. The kids were taken to shore and CPR was started. They were transported to McLaren Hospital in Pontiac, where the 11-year-old was pronounced dead. The girls were then transferred to Beaumont.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, according to sheriff’s office investigators.
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