12 Year Old Killed In Boating Accident In The Adirondacks

A  boating accident on Otter Lake has claimed the life of a 12 year old boy. 

New York State Police say 45 year old Francis Eckrich was driving his boat at a high rate of speed towing 2 twelve year olds on a tube. 

Eckrich turned the boat sharply to avoid an anchored pontoon boat, that action caused 12 year old Kaden Eckrich to be thrown off the tube, hitting the anchored pontoon boat.

He was taken to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Utica, where he was pronounced dead. The other child was uninjured.  

The investigation into the accident is continuing.


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