Girl, 14, Dies in Boating Accident on Fresno-Area River

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REEDLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old girl has died after being thrown from an inner tube on a central California river.

Fresno County Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said the accident happened Saturday afternoon when a boat towing the inner tube made a turn on Kings River.

The teen was ejected from the tube and she struck a tree on the shore.

She was taken to a hospital where she died of her injuries.

Botti said the driver of the boat, who is a relative of the teen, is not facing any criminal charges.

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