The Seattle Times reports that a 13-year-old boy from Washington State was killed in a boating accident at Lake Coeur d’Alene. The boy apparently was hit by the boat’s propeller. According to information provided to us, the accident was caused by mechanical failure. “The boat was placed in neutral and there was a mechanical failure which kept the prop in motion without knowledge to the passengers of the boat. ”
The teenager was airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane where he was pronounced dead.
Police are investigating the accident.