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UPDATE: Toddler thrown from boat dies

A 6-year-old thrown from a boat Saturday has died.

Blake Richardson of Bay St. Louis was pronounced dead by coroner Norma Stiglet at 11:37 p.m. Saturday.

An autopsy is planned later today, Stiglet said.

The child was a passenger in a recreational boat that collided head-on with another craft Saturday on the Jourdan River at Rotten Bayou, said Lauren Thompson of the state Department of Marine Resources.

The crash occurred about 5:30 p.m., she said.

None of the six people on one boat was injured. Three people were on the second boat.

The boy and his uncle, who suffered an injured arm and hand, were taken to Hancock Medical Center, she said.

A third boat picked up the injured boaters and took them ashore at Devil's Elbow for help.

Diamondhead Fire Department, American Medical Response and Hancock County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene.

The accident is under investigation by the DMR and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

Read the story in Monday's Sun Herald.