Boy Dead After Inner Tube Hits Dock

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Boy dead after inner tube hits dock

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) -- A boy who was injured when an inner tube he was riding with two others crashed into a dock on a central Florida lake has died.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday that 10-year-old Hunter Gonzalez died over the weekend, a day after being injured. Authorities say Gonzalez, 9-year-old Javier Nunez and 31-year-old David Landazuri were being towed by a personal watercraft Saturday afternoon on Lake Lulu in Winter Haven.

The tube crashed into a dock when the watercraft made a right turn.

Landazuri remains in critical condition. Nunez also remains hospitalized by in stable condition,

The sheriff's office says the crash appears to have been accidental.

Landazuri and Hunter are from Winter Haven, and Javier is from Vero Beach.

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