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UPDATE: Police release name of 9-year-old killed on Eagle Lake

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EVANSDALE (KWWL) -

Evansdale Police have released the name of the 9-year-old killed in a boat accident on Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency crews responded to Eagle Lake around 12:30 p.m.  Nine-year-old Bodee Peterson of Hudson was taken to Covenant Medical Center with serious injuries and later died at the hospital.

Evansdale police say Peterson, who is a member of the Waterhawks Ski Club, and two others, fell while skiing behind a boat. The three were waiting in the water for the boat to come and pick them up.

The driver of the boat thought the three skiers had swam to the shore and didn't see them because the nose of the boat was blocking his view. Peterson's mom was riding in the boat at the time of the accident.

Police Chief Randy Weber says Wednesdays are typically days for the younger members of the Waterhawks Ski Club to get more practice.

Authorities say the situation is being handled as an accident and no charges are expected to be filed.

Meanwhile, Peterson was set to begin his 4th grade year at the Hudson School District on Thursday.  The district released the following statement:

"All of us in the Hudson Community School District are deeply touched by this tragedy and our thoughts are with the family.  Obviously, this is not the way we had hoped to start the school year.  Our district requested assistance from the AEA 267 Crisis Response Team and they are here today assisting students and staff as they cope with this difficult situation.  We are working to ensure that everyone has the support they need to get through these difficult hours and days.  Support from the AEA will continue until we feel it is no longer needed."

The Waterhawks Ski Team has been in existence for more than 50 years, performing locally at Eagle Lake and also traveling for competitions. Waterhawks President Larry Meany released the following statement on Thursday:

"The Waterhawks Ski Team is deeply saddened by this week's tragedy resulting in the loss of life of one of our youngest members.

We are a small, tight-knit group of area families who enjoy watersports together, and words, alone, cannot express our profound sorrow at the loss of one of our own.

Despite our high standards for water safety, the potential for human injury is always present, and this week realized.

Bodee's death is a great loss to our team, the show skiing community, and all who knew and loved him.

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the Peterson family, and others associated with this tragic accident."

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