Malfunction on boat in Lake Travis may have led to girl’s death

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LAKE TRAVIS, Texas (KXAN) — An equipment malfunction on a boat may have led to the death of a young girl on Lake Travis, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Austin-Travis County EMS said a pole broke and struck 5-year-old Hailey Falk.

Medics were called to the lake about 3 p.m. Saturday as Falk was brought to the marina by boat. She was airlifted by STAR Flight to Dell Children’s Medical Center, where she later died.

No further information about the incident was immediately available.

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