Teenager Hit by Propeller in 4th of July Boating Accident

On Monday, 17-year-old Madison Bradley was riding on a pontoon boat in Blind River, driven by 33-year-old David Crowe.

Bradley, along with a male passenger, was standing on the front of the boat past the guard rails when they struck the wake of a nearby boat. They both fell overboard into the water, with the male having minor injuries; Bradley was hit by the vessel’s propeller, suffered severe injuries, and did not resurface.

Authorities were informed that there was a missing boater and Bradley’s body was found around 8 P.M.

Crowe was arrested and faces charges of vehicular homicide, DWI, and reckless operation in Madison Bradley’s death. With these combined charges, Crowe is facing thousands of dollars in fines along with an extensive prison sentence.

Broussard & David extends their condolences to Madison Bradley’s family and friends.

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