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UPDATE: Teen dies in boat collision

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A teenager killed in a boating accident in the James River has been identified.

The Coast Guard said Monday that 13-year-old Lance Brewer of Newport News was pronounced dead at a local hospital following the accident.

Coast Guard spokesman Scott McBride says Brewer and his father, 58-year-old Phillip Brewer, were on a fishing trip when their bass boat collided Sunday morning with a private towing vessel near the James River Bridge.

The elder Brewer and the towing vessel's operator, 48-year-old Wayne Espinoza of Virginia Beach, suffered minor injuries.

The teenager was an eighth-grader at Page Middle School in Gloucester.

The Coast Guard is investigating the accident.

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