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Thursday, Nov 27, 2014
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Boy dies after Polk County boating accident


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One of the children hurt Saturday when the inner tube he was riding crashed into a dock on a Polk County lake has died.

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, 10-year-old Hunter Gonzalez of Winter Haven died Sunday night from his injuries

Gonzalez, 9-year-old Javier Nunez and David Landazuri, 31, were in a tube 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.

Javier is listed in stable condition at Tampa General Hospital, and Landazuri remains in critical condition at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

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

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

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