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Boy dies in Boating Accident on Lake Wylie

TEGA CAY, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old North Carolina boy was killed in a boating accident on a South Carolina lake.

Investigators told multiple media outlets that Tanner Blake Goshen of Charlotte, N.C., died on Lake Wylie on Saturday after he came in contact with the propellers on his family's boat.

The York County Coroner says he died from acute blood loss. Coroner Sabrina Gast said the injury was consistent with getting stuck in the boat rotorblades.

Department of Natural Resources Lt. Robert McCullough says wildlife officers are waiting to interview the boy's distraught family to get more details about the incident.

It's been a deadly summer on South Carolina lakes and waterways, with the state reporting at least 18 boating deaths this year, compared to 11 all of last year.

McCullough says DNR hasn't found a reason for the increase in fatalities.

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