2 children hurt in Wisconsin boating accident

File photo of police emergency lights.
File photo.

TOWN OF MANITOWISH WATERS, Wis. (AP) – 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 brother 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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