• Boy killed after struck by boat propeller in Florida Keys

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    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - 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.

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

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