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Canoe Accident Leaves Teen in Serious Condition

HICKORY COUNTY, Mo. -- A 15-year-old girl from Springfield is seriously injured after an accident at Pomme De Terre Lake.
A 15-year-old girl from Springfield is seriously injured after an accident at Pomme De Terre Lake. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the girl was in a canoe when a boat began traveling towards her.

The report says the boater did not see the canoe in the water until the crash happened.

The girl in the canoe jumped from the vessel to avoid the accident but was struck by the boat’s propeller in the process, she was then airlifted to Mercy hospital in Springfield, where she is in serious condition.  

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