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Boy dies swimming near yacht club in Nassau County

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A 10-year-old boy who was injured while swimming near a yacht club on Long Island on Friday has died, Nassau County Police said.

The boy's legs came into contact with a boat's propeller near the Cedarhurst Yacht Club in Reynolds Channel in Lawrence at about 2:20 p.m. He had fallen into the water from a tube that was being dragged by a motorboat.

Police say he had attempted to get back into the boat when his left leg got caught in the propeller.

Medics brought the boy to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries on Saturday.

Authorities have yet to release his name.

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