10-year-old boy Dies after Falling Overboard on NJ Lake

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HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy is dead after he fell overboard and was struck by a pontoon boat his father rented for a family outing in northern New Jersey.

State Police Sgt. Jeff Flynn tells the New Jersey Herald (http://bit.ly/1KdzImI ) that it happened around 1 p.m. Wednesday in Hopatcong (hoh-PAHT’-kahng). Flynn says Christopher D’Amico was driving a 20-foot pontoon boat when his son fell into Lake Hopatcong and was struck by the vessel.

Christopher D’Amico Jr. suffered head injuries and was airlifted to Morristown Medical Center, where the Mount Arlington boy was pronounced dead at 1:35 p.m.

Police are investigating the incident.

Information from: The New Jersey Herald (Newton, N.J.), http://www.njherald.com
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