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One man dead, two children injured in alcohol-involved boating accident

53-year-old Charles William Bowen died Saturday after being ejected from boat

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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – (AP) - A Virginia man is dead and two children were injured in a boating accident in Fredericksburg over the weekend.

Charles William Bowen, 53, died Saturday after being ejected from a boat on Lake Anna that swerved to avoid another boat heading in its direction.

 

Another occupant of the boat was also ejected but not injured.

 

The children were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

 

A preliminary report from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says alcohol was involved in the death.

 

Charges are pending and the accident remains under investigation.

 

Bowen's death was the third consecutive Fourth of July weekend fatality to occur at Lake Anna.