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.