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Tubing accidents have increased 250% since 1991.

It’s a favorite summer pastime – tubing on the open water with friends and family – but the familiar activity turned tragic on Wednesday for four teenagers who were tubing on Long Island Sound in Connecticut when two of the girls fell off of their tubes and became entangled in the boat’s propeller.

Emily Fedorko, 16, of Old Greenwich was killed and another girl was injured, requiring “extensive stitching” on her leg. Her name has not been released.

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