TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — A young girl has died and her father had his legs amputated after they were struck by a boat on a Central Texas lake.
Temple police said in a statement Saturday that 4-year-old Katlyn Oliver died about an hour after suffering severe lacerations from the propeller of a craft described by authorities as a recreational house boat.
Police say the boat struck both Katlyn and her 37-year-old father Friday evening at Temple Lake Park.
The unidentified father suffered his injuries as he attempted to help his daughter.
He was listed Saturday in serious condition.
Police say a 43-year-old Killeen man is being held at the Bell County jail but online jail records don’t indicate a charge against him.
Authorities also didn’t indicate if the man was the driver of the boat.