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Name released of man thrown from boat, killed

Waupaca County authorities identify Illinois man who died in accident

WAUPACA, Wis. - Authorities in Waupaca County have identified a 41-year-old Illinois man killed when a boat being pulled by a truck flipped over.

The sheriff's department identified the man Monday as James Wall of Orland Park.

Wall and a 13-year-old boy were riding in the boat on Saturday afternoon when it flipped over. Authorities said Wall sustained massive head injuries and died at the scene.

The 13-year-old boy was also ejected from the boat but did not sustain any injuries.

The driver of the truck was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

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