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Boat propeller kills teen in the Florida Keys

Posted at 5:54 AM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 09:20:13-04

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a boat propeller in the Florida Keys.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said the Fort Myers boy was in a channel between Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key Sunday afternoon when he was struck in the head by the propeller.

The boy was taken by boat to a Cudjoe Key resort, where paramedics were waiting. He went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the death.

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