Boating accident sends Illinois brother, sister to hospital in northern Wisconsin

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: July 10, 2014 - 6:50 PM

TOWN OF MANITOWISH WATERS, Wis. — A boating accident in northern Wisconsin has sent two children from Illinois to the hospital.

The Vilas County sheriff's office says the accident was reported around 2:20 p.m. Thursday on Little Star Lake in the Town of Manitowish Waters.

An 11-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister from Arlington Heights, Illinois, were being towed on a boat tube when they struck the side of a pontoon boat.

The children were taken to Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff with unknown injuries.

The children's names were not released. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating.

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