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Boy Scout dies in boating accident in New Hampshire, police say

A young Boy Scout of the American Boy Scouts died in a boating accident on a lake in New Hampshire during a camping trip, state authorities said.

New Hampshire State Police reported the Boy Scout was killed Friday at Manning Lake in Gilmanton, a small town about 20 miles northeast of Concord.

According to police, rescue workers received an emergency call at around 2:15 p.m. regarding an accident in which a small child had been injured on a boat.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the boy, who was part of a group of campers at a Boy Scout camp, was involved in a boating accident on the water. As a result of the accident, police said, “the young Boy Scout” was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The boy killed came from another state

According to police, the boy was in New Hampshire for a week with his group from another state.

A Boy Scout spokesman declined to provide the boy's name to USA TODAY. The Boston Globe reported that the boy's family identified him as Keoni Hubbard, 11, of Lexington, Massachusetts.

β€œThe loss of our Keoni breaks our hearts forever,” his family said in a statement.

He attended Clarke Middle School and was part of a group of campers at the Griswold Scout Reservation who attended Camp Bell, one of two camps on the property, the outlet reported.

“It is with great sadness that we confirm the death of a Boy Scout who was killed yesterday in a tragic accident on Manning Lake in Gilmanton,” the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America in New Hampshire said in a statement. “We extend our deepest condolences to the Scout's family and ask that everyone join us in keeping this young man and his loved ones in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Boy Scout boating accident: Child killed at sea in New Hampshire

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