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Wis. teen dies in personal watercraft accident

MINOCQUA, Wis. (AP) -- A 13-year-old girl is dead after the personal watercraft she was operating collided with a pontoon boat in northern Wisconsin.

   The Vilas County sheriff's office says the accident was reported around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday near the south end of Rest Lake in the Manitowish Waters Chain of Lakes.

   Authorities say Emily White of Manitowoc was operating a personal watercraft when she and her passenger were thrown after colliding with the pontoon. The operator of the pontoon dived into the water and pulled Emily aboard, but she was pronounced dead. Her passenger had minor injuries.

   The impact threw two passengers on the pontoon into the water. They were not hurt.

   The crash is under investigation.

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