Girl water skiing killed in hit-and-run boat crash

Water skiing

MIAMI — A girl died after a boat struck her and fled the scene while she was water skiing in South Florida on Saturday, authorities said.

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According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesperson Arielle Callender, the girl was waterskiing near Key Biscayne’s Nixon Beach at about 4:30 p.m. EDT when she was hit, the Miami Herald reported.

The girl’s name and age have not been released, according to the newspaper.

Officials said the vessel was sped away from the scene and was heading westbound from Nixon Beach, WTVJ reported.

The boat has a light blue center console, possibly with blue or dark blue bottom paint, and three or four white outboard engines, according to the Herald. An investigation is ongoing.

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