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Florida boy struck, killed by boat propeller in Keys

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigating death

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KEY WEST, Fla. – A 15-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a boat propeller in the Florida Keys.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said the Fort Myers boy was in a channel between Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key Sunday afternoon when he was struck in the head by the propeller.

The boy was taken by boat to a  Cudjoe Key resort, where paramedics were waiting. He went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at a hospital, officials said.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the death.