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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says an 11 year-old boy was airlifted for medical treatment after a boating mishap on Pinnacle Lake in Montgomery County Sunday.

Ashton Yates from St. Charles, Missouri was taken to St. Louis Children’s hospital with moderate injuries.

Troopers say Yates fell from the back of a Suntracker pontoon as it was underway. He slipped beneath the water and was struck by the propeller.

Trooper Barborek responded to the scene at 6:25 p.m.

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