14 missing, 1 child dead after boat capsizes on Chinese lake

BEIJING (AP) — A leisure boat capsized on a large lake in southwestern China during strong winds, killing one child and leaving another 14 people missing, local authorities said.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon in Sichuan province on Bailong Lake, a man-made lake that translates as “White Dragon” and has an area of more than 60 square kilometers (20 square miles). The lake is surrounded by mountains and a tourist attraction.

An online statement from the news office of Guangyuan city government said late Saturday that the boat was carrying 18 people and the three survivors were receiving treatment.

The child was pulled out from the water and given emergency treatment, but died at a hospital.

The search for the missing continues.

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