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Boy, 5, killed in Lake Powell boating accident

PAGE, Ariz. -- Rangers said a 5-year-old boy is dead after a boating accident at Lake Powell.

National Park Service spokeswoman Denise Shultz said the incident happened about 6:30 p.m. Friday near the Tapestry Wall rock formation.

Shultz said the child was riding in the bow of the boat when the watercraft hit a wave and the boy fell out.

Officials said he was struck by a propeller and was killed instantly.

Shultz said the people aboard the boat were all wearing life jackets and alcohol was not involved in the accident.

The name of the boy who was killed has not been made public.

Two weeks ago, a Utah woman died in a boating accident on the lake.

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