Summer Fun Turns Tragic as Teen Dies in Boating Accident

The girl, 16, and a friend who were tubing were accidentally run over by two girls operating boat.
1:53 | 08/07/14

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A tragic end to summer fun, a 16-year-old gir was killed. For injured while out tubing. Both fell off and when their friends turned around to pick them up they dentally ran over them. Linsey Davis has the story. Reporter: Four high school students all just 16 years old water tubing when somehow they became entangled in the motor of the boat that was pulling them. An afternoon of summer fun for four teenage girls turned tragic in the waters off greenwich, Connecticut, Wednesday when two of the girls being towed behind their motorboat were pulled into the boat's motor. At some point, the girls on the tube became entangled in the prop of the outboard engine. Lots of ambulances pulled into the harbor and it's scary. Reporter: One of the girls, just 16 years old, died on the scene. I just think it's an awful tragedy for our community. It was just a horrible thing to hear and feel sorry for her family. Reporter: The second girl suffered serious leg injuries and was rushed to a local hospital. Police said it happened near the old greenwich yacht club and alcohol was not a factor in the accident. The superintendent of greenwich public schools said the victim was going to be a junior at greenwich high school this September. We are mourning the devastating loss of one of our greenwich high school students, he said in a statement. The horrific tragedy left many in the affluent Seaside enclave reeling and stunned. I was shocked and scared because, you know, it's two -- four high schoolers. Could be my friends, especially the one that passed. It's scary. Reporter: Just to put this in perspective in this country the coast guard reported more than 4,000 boating accidents resulting in more than 560 deaths. The young woman who was injured remains in the hospital with leg injuries requiring extensive stitches. This all just three weeks before they were set to return back to school from summer break.

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