Boy killed by boat trailer at Willamette Park

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Police said the boy's dad was the driver of the vehicle towing the boat trailer

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 7-year-old boy died at a hospital after being run over by a boat trailer at Willamette Park, Portland Police said.

The accident happened at about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Officials said a 7-year-old boy was rushed to a hospital after being hit by a boat at Willamette Park, July 20, 2019. (KOIN)

The Portland Police Bureau said officers responded to a call that the boy had been run over by a boat but investigators said it appeared he was run over by a boat trailer, not a boat, at the boat ramp.

He was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries but died a short while later, police said.

The immediate area was closed for several hours while an investigation was completed.

Authorities later said the boy’s dad was the driver of the vehicle towing the boat trailer.

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