Lily Harris has been identified by authorities as the deceased victim of a tragic boating collision. The 7 year-old and her father, Brandon Harris, 32, were in Madera County’s Bass Lake when they were struck by a boat. Mr. Harris, sustained several broken bones reportedly while trying to save his daughter. He has undergone surgery. His daughter was taken by plane to Valley Children’s Hospital, where she was declared dead.

According to a witness, the boat was moving at a high velocity through a slow area and a number of people were screaming. Authorities say they are investigating the accident to determine whether or not the boat’s operator will be charged criminally. The incident occurred on September 5 at approximately 3:00 p.m.

We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim during this difficult time.

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