Girl, 7, dies after being hit by boat

A man and a 7-year-old girl were reportedly struck by a boat at Bass Lake around 3 p.m. Monday, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Department.

The girl was airlifted by Life Flight helicopter to Valley Children’s Hospital, where she later died. The man was taken via ambulance and is expected to survive.

Radio and EMS reports placed the injured and the incident in the area of the 5000 block of Road 432, near The Pines Resort landing.

No further information has been made available as to the circumstances of the incident, or the identities or home town of the victims

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and anyone witnessing or with information on the incident is asked to call the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at 675-7770.