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8-year-old killed in boating accident at Lake Monroe

Lake Monroe. (WISH Photo/Jenny Dreasler)

MONROE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – An 8-year-old girl is dead following a boating accident at Lake Monroe over the weekend.

According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the incident happened Sunday evening when Callee Crones-Arias was struck by a boat propeller.

She was transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The girl suffered injuries to her chest, abdomen and lower extremities.

Authorities say the girl was boating with her father and some friends at the time. She was wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident.

The Monroe County Coroner’s Office has ruled her death to be accidental. The cause of death is blunt force trauma to the abdomen.

The deadly incident is under investigation.

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